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Manager says Remy Cabella not up to Premier League demands at the minute

6 years ago
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Alan Pardew has stated that Remy Cabella isn’t ready to cope with playing regularly in the Premier League at the moment.

The United boss says that the Frenchman will be used sparingly and regularly start from the bench.

Looking back at the start of the season, it is hardly surprising that Newcastle struggled for goals.

Newcastle relying on an average striker new to the Premier League in Emmanuel Riviere, while there was ridiculous hype and expectation, much of it generated by Pardew and others at the club, put on Remy Cabella to provide pretty much all the creativity – little wonder the goals Newcastle did score tended to come in unusual ways.

As well as the over the top expectations on such a player adapting to the Premier League, Remy Cabella had hardly any pre-season due to downtime after the World Cup. Newcastle may have been short on many other options but throwing the Frenchman straight in was surely the wrong move and could have destroyed his Newcastle career before it even got going, as we have seen with any number of foreign signings down the years..

Alan Pardew;

“Before he (Remy Cabella) started against Chelsea, I said that he would be like this all year for us; he will be in, out, he will start, he will be sub.

“I will pick and choose – he is not ready for the demands of this division yet.”

Sometimes he can get a little lost;

“The way he plays, sometimes he can get lost a little bit, though when the game gets open like it did second half at Burnley and Spurs, he can have more and more influence when we get more possession.

“It favours him when the game slows down and he comes off the bench and can affect the game.”

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