Early Use Of Remy Quotes Was Misleading
As we reported earlier, a quote was doing the rounds which suggested Loic Remy was saying there was no way he would be signing for Newcastle at the end of the season.
The player has been interviewed by France Football and the quote being used was, “One day I will play for one of the top five European clubs, or a very big club”. With the intimation, or statement in many cases, that this specifically referred to Remy’s choices at the end of the season.
However, that quote used by so many, didn’t put it in the correct context, the full sentence reading;
“One day I will play for one of the top five European clubs, or a very big club – I have got massive room for improvement.”
So basically, just like every other player, Remy is talking of his aspirations and that ‘One day…’ he hopes/expects/dreams to play for one of the best clubs in the world, this is completely different to saying that his ‘quote(s)’ equal him meaning/saying that there is no way he would be staying at Newcastle after the end of this season. In fact in his interview he speaks of Newcastle united as ‘a very big club’.
In actual fact, the Remy quotes couldn’t be more complimentary about both our club and the fans. This is the part of Remy’s long interview with most relevance to Newcastle United;
“My objective is to finish with seventeen or eighteen goals this season, I’m in great form at the moment. I could be on more goals currently (pre-Fulham he’s on 13 goals), I could be on fifteen or sixteen as I missed three games when i was banned and a couple through injury.
“One day I will play for one of the top five European clubs, or a very big club – I have got massive room for improvement.
“You feel the hospitality of people here when you go onto town, people are really nice, there is a real quality of life.”The fans have forgiven me for joining QPR in January last year
“The fans have forgiven me for joining QPR in January 2013 when they expected me to join Newcastle – I was well on the way to joining the Magpies when I then signed for QPR.
“When I joined Newcastle last summer I felt like I owed something and wanted to earn forgiveness.
“The story (rape accusation) cooled interest from a lot of clubs and I was lucky to join Newcastle, a very big club, which I’m thankful for.
“Newcastle gave me a lot of backing when it came to this affair.”
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