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Remy Cabella says lack of pre-season and Alan Pardew’s desperation wasn’t ideal start

6 years ago

Remy Cabella has said that being rushed into the Newcastle squad without a proper pre-season had a damaging effect on his introduction into the Premier League.

The French international told L’equipe that there was no option of a gradual ease into English football due to Alan Pardew’s desperate need to have him available.

So many times in the past, Newcastle fans have seen new signings, particularly from overseas, ruined before they even get started as they are thrown in at the deep end, without having the chance to adapt.

Hopefully that second half and assist for the winner at Spurs will see Remy Cabella coming to life in the Premier League now;

“I didn’t have the necessary pre-season. I came back from Brazil and was with the (Newcastle) squad straight away as the coach (Alan Pardew) needed me.”

Staying upright;

“The idea is to be able to stay upright and fall as little as possible but the idea isn’t to bulk up to a ridiculous extent. I do fifteen to twenty minutes before or after training, or in the afternoon. I needed it.”

On the weights;

“Doing weights is a must, lower and upper body in order to resist challenges. I am not as powerful as Moussa Sissoko or Yoan Gouffran.”

Dead on the pitch after 45 minutes;

“Even after forty five minutes I am dead on the field! I have been surprised by the rhythm and intensity of matches.”


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