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Hatem Ben Arfa ‘I Don’t Want Alan Pardew Sacked’

7 years ago

Hatem Ben Arfa has talked about his return to St.James’ Park with Hull last Saturday.

The on-loan midfielder revealed in an interview with Canal+ over in France, that he was touched by the reception he got, but that it felt weird returning as a visitor.

An emotional Hatem also claimed that he was the victim of (verbal) attacks by many of the staff at Newcastle United, but despite this, he doesn’t want Alan Pardew sacked and doesn’t blame him for how it all ended at St.James’ Park.

“It (returning to St.James’ Park) really touched me, it made me happy, it was weird though being back there as a visitor.

“When you are pushed to one side (training and playing with reserves), your (squad) number is changed, small (verbal) attacks by all the staff…I can’t tell you today.

“I don’t forget though, it has been a difficult time for me.

“I do not blame him (Alan Pardew), I do not want him fired, the important thing is to develop myself.

“It was the last five minutes of the transfer window when I arrived (at Hull), the Coach (Steve Bruce) has built something interesting and I think we can expect to be in the top ten.”


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