Remy Cabella has reacted to claims that Newcastle’s players are acting as though summer is already here.
The French midfielder saying that it is ‘impossible’ to think the team are in holiday mode already.
“We are all disappointed and the fans – every time – are angry, that is normal as they want to see their team win.
“We have lost five games in a row and I understand how the fans feel, I’m hurt too.”
Impossible to think about holidays:
“We just need to keep our heads up and keep working. We’re certainly not on our holidays, we’re professionals. We don’t think about holidays, that is impossible.
“Six matches to play and we have to concentrate on Tottenham, we need to win, it’s important for us all to end this (losing) run.”
That would be unprofessional:
“We are all working on the training ground and there are no thoughts about holidays, that’s unprofessional.
“Sometimes we had the ball and did things well, we needed to play and tried in different spells but we conceded two goals and it was too difficult to get something.”
Cabella seems a decent sort in my opinion but in terms of ability and the character needed to succeed in the Premier League I’m not convinced.
The Frenchman has two assists and a solitary goal to his name so far, which isn’t great when you consider he was supposed to be the great hope for creativity this season.
In a struggling team it is always going to be particularly difficult for flair players to flourish, bit of a difference playing for a decent team when you get the ball in space and teammates running all over the place to give you options.
Then there is Newcastle United…
It was typical NUFC the way Remy Cabella was thrown straight in after World Cup duty and little preparation for the new season.
On the other hand his totally anonymous displays, particularly recently, aren’t acceptable – as is the case with most of his teammates.
United seem to have a terrible combination of a lack of quality and character/backbone, which only serious investment in tried and tested players can cure.
What happens in these remaining six (pre-holiday) matches will at least tell us something about which of these current players at least have some character.
For Cabella himself, it has also been a personal nightmare. He will have hoped his high profile move to the Premier League would have cemented his place in the French squad and potentially even the team. However, the midfielder hasn’t featured for the national team in the last seven months and time is running out for the player to win a place when France host the 2016 Euros in just over a year’s time.