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Debuchy – No Compromises At Newcastle United

7 years ago
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Newcastle United’s Mathieu Debuchy has provided a timely reminder for all Newcastle fans.

When things went wrong last year I thought it strange that many fans were quick to make Debuchy Newcastle United’s number one scapegoat.

The French right-back wasn’t great but I thought the reaction of some was way over the top.

I always thought his physical style and willingness to get forward would suit United fans down to the ground and now Debuchy has gone back to the basics of what made him an important factor in Lille’s success and a regular member of the national squad, it is paying dividends.

I wrote a couple of articles pointing out that with Debuchy it appears that you have to accept bookings and suspensions to get the best out of him, you can [intlink id=”36097″ type=”post”]read here[/intlink] how he got an astonishing 26 bookings over 2 seasons in France when he was at his best.

Now Debuchy is repeating the does at Newcastle and so we have to accept his first suspension as part of that.

The full-back misses the match against Norwich but promises no compromises;

“This also happened to me in France, bookings are something you need to be careful about, but at the same time my style is to go in for tackles, so it is a balance.

“There is a massive difference between the English and French leagues with the English one much more physical, personally I prefer that.”

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