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The Gouffran Challenge

8 years ago

Yoan Gouffran has challenged his Newcastle United team-mates to show fans that last season’s brush with relegation is just a “one-off.”

The French forward is the Magpies’ joint top goalscorer so far this season along with Loic Remy and Hatem Ben Arfa; all have two goals each and Gouffran says that there is a better feeling around St James’ Park this campaign. “This year there is a lot more competition for strikers. We have a lot of great players, there are a lot of internationals on the books.”

While there may be a better feeling on Tyneside this season, defeat last time out in the Premier League at home to Hull City has reminded Newcastle’s players to keep their feet on the ground. “We’re definitely going away with the Hull game in the back of our minds,” Gouffran said “We have to lift our chins and press on.”

“We have to show that last season was just a one-off. We will be aiming to finish as high up the Premier League as we want.”


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