Yohan Cabaye says he couldn’t have pictured a better place to move to than Newcastle United, with the midfielder starring for the club so far this season in their undefeated run.
Cabaye signed for the Toon in June for €5 million, and couldn’t have moved to the club at a better time – despite problems behind the scenes with big players leaving, Newcastle are currently a surprising third in the Barclays Premier League table with a three point advantage over fourth-placed Chelsea.
And Cabaye thinks that the move has proven to be the right one, though he has revealed he never had any doubts when the Magpies first expressed interest in signing him.
“Things are going very well for me, especially with the coach,” Cabaye said.
“Before I signed for the club I spoke to him [Alan Pardew] and I really felt that he wanted me to come, and that he thought it could work out for me.”
Cabaye insisted that he will repay Pardew’s faith in him this season, with the Frenchman aiming to produce consistent performances throughout the campaign.
“I’m trying to give my all so that he’s not disappointed, because he has faith in me and he’s the one who came and got me,” Cabaye explained.
“I’ve felt good here from the first training session, I like it here and get on with everyone. I’m really impressed with what we’ve done since the start of the season.”
When asked about Newcastle’s secret to success so far this season, Cabaye put it down to a good start and growing confidence amongst the squad that won’t be easily broken.
“We got off to a good start with the draw against Arsenal and winning the derby away against Sunderland,” he said.
“The fact we’ve conceded very few goals has really boosted our confidence. We have 25 points and we’re still unbeaten, and that’s great to have that heading into the international break.
“But when we come back we’re playing City at their place, United at their place, then we’ve got Chelsea at home; after that we’ll really know how good we are.”
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