Florian Thauvin "Has The Qualities" To Do Well At Newcastle, Believes Remy Cabella

The former Newcastle winger believes his replacement can be a success at NUFC.

Remy Cabella moved to Marseille earlier this month in a transfer deal that brought Florian Thauvin to Newcastle United. Thauvin scored a goal inside 180 seconds of his full debut yesterday, provided three assists and then left the field after 65 minutes to a St James€™ Park standing ovation as Newcastle beat Northampton 4-1 in the Capital One Cup second round. Cabella also enjoyed his first game for his new club, grabbing an assist as OM beat Troyes 6-0 at home. Speaking to RMC Sport the former Magpie has given his first interview since leaving the club and spoke highly of his £13 million replacement. He said:
"I think he can win. He will play left midfield or right midfield and that is the position where the coach was looking for someone. "He has the qualities to win but it will take a little time as it takes time to adapt to England. "He must also get along with the players and he finds automation with the team. It takes time."
The midfielder was questioned about his time at Newcastle United, yet the midfielder seemed more focused on the future and his career at Marseille. He added:
"There have been ups and downs . It is an experience, a year in which I learned a lot. Now I am here and I am the happiest. I will give 100% and do everything to play all matches.

"Its been a few years since OM (Marseille) were after me and the president wanted me. I have not had the opportunity to go there because Montpellier would not let me. And when I had the opportunity to go, OM did not make the offer they wanted (but Newcastle did). This year the opportunity arose. I had the president on the phone and I was convinced by the project."


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