Interviewed over in France, the French team’s longest serving player (at the club since 2002), defender Marc Planus, is looking forward to playing the ‘big boys’.
‘After successfully completing its first group match of the Europa League against Bruges (4-0), now Bordeaux moved towards “le plat de resistance” (the main course) with a difficult and physical match at St.James’ Park to face Newcastle.
For Mark Planus, it will also not be “much fun”: “The importance will be even greater than at Lyon” (they won 2-0 last weekend).
“They have a pretty interesting offensive potential and they will want to get motivated with the Europa League.They sent their B team to Maritimo and they will now want to take the three points to start and show that they are the big boys of the group”.
We are all waiting to see what team Alan Pardew puts out against what look our strongest opponents in the group but I’m guessing when he talks about ‘pretty interesting offensive potential’ he isn’t picturing Shola, Obertan and Vuckic!