Gouffran aims to repay fans

Yoan Gouffran is determined to repay Newcastle's fans for their warm welcome of the club's new French signings by getting results on the pitch.

Last Updated: 08/02/13 at 15:56 Post Comment

Magpies manager Alan Pardew brought in six new faces during last month's transfer window - five of which are from across the Channel.

Gouffran was one of his new recruits after arriving from Bordeaux, while Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko also bolstered Pardew's ranks.

That raft of winter signings took the total of French imports on Tyneside to 10, while another four players speak French as their first language.

Some fans showed their support for the new arrivals by adopting French-themed fancy dress for Newcastle's 3-2 home win over Chelsea last week.

Asked if he was aware of the gesture, Gouffran told Sky Sports: "All of the French players, we saw that in the stadium. We saw people with moustaches, berets, with garlic and obviously the French flag flying high.

"Obviously against Chelsea it was an absolutely superb atmosphere.

"We were really happy to be able to see that. The fans have given us a fantastic welcome and we're trying to go out on the pitch, do our best and win games to repay that thanks."

You can only watch the best Barclays Premier League coverage here on Sky Sports. Watch Spurs v Newcastle exclusively live on Sky Sports 2HD, 3D and Sky Go from 12:00pm on Saturday 9th February. Click here for more details

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

I

love you Degsy, more worringly so does my wife.

hurler
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

Footer 365

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Sheffield United sack manager Nigel Clough

League One club Sheffield United have dismissed manager Nigel Clough after missing out on promotion.

Radamel Falcao to leave Manchester United after loan ends

Manchester United have confirmed Radamel Falcao will return to AS Monaco following his season-long loan with the club.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company