"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."