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Sunderland’s New Signing Loves It In…Newcastle!

8 years ago

I’ve just been glancing at ‘A Love Supreme’ (sunderland fans magazine/website), I was looking for anti-French stuff from jealous Sunderland fans, instead this caught my eye, it is a write up and a few quotes from Sunderland recent signing Alfred N’Diaye….

I was drawn to this paragraph which absolutely says it all

‘…but now he’s here, he’s feeling loved already, even if he is living in Newcastle!’

He (N’Diaye) added:

“The fans helped me because they sang for me. It’s nice, I like that. The fans are very good so I’m very happy. After the game (at Wigan) I told my brother they sang for me. It was great. I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t have any songs (at his previous clubs), I listened and it’s very nice. My friend and my brother came to the West Ham game and they couldn’t believe the fans were singing my name. I don’t understand all the words of the song, but my brother told me.

I only came a few days before the West Ham game so for them to already have a song about me is nice. Turkish fans love football, but I think it’s the same here, because fans are crazy, the atmosphere is crazy and when I go in the city everybody talks about Newcastle or Sunderland. Everybody likes football here, which is great.

I can’t wait for Sunderland to play Newcastle because I’m told it’s one of the best atmospheres of any match in England.

I’m happy playing for Sunderland and happy to live here (Newcastle). It’s near to friends, which is better for me, and the city is nice.

I haven’t seen too much of Sunderland, but I’ve seen Newcastle. It’s nice and it’s a good place.

Two weeks ago I found a house and next week I will move in. I am adjusting to life here well. My brother has lived in London for five years and now he’s helping me with everything, which is nice. I knew Kader before I came. I played against him when we were both in France. I spoke to him before I came. He’s like my big brother, he’s a good man. He came at the same time as me and that’s very good for both of us. He will help me settle in and I will do the same for him.”


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