Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Newcastle

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Last Game

Wellington Phoenix FC 0 - 1 Newcastle

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 05:30

Friendly Match

Deschamps: Remy right choice

Didier Deschamps has hailed Loic Remy as the perfect addition to the France squad after handing him an international recall.

Last Updated: 04/10/13 at 13:06 Post Comment

Loic Remy: Back in the France squad after impressing at Newcastle

Loic Remy: Back in the France squad after impressing at Newcastle

Remy, who is taking in a season-long loan spell at Newcastle United, has been drafted back into the Les Bleus set-up for a friendly date with Australia and a 2014 World Cup qualifier with Finland.

An injury to Marseille's Andre Pierre-Gignac has opened the door to the Magpies frontman, with Deschamps keen to explore all of his possible attacking options.

With Remy having netted three times for Newcastle since completing a summer switch and shaking off a knock, he has edged to the front of the striking queue.

Deschamps concedes that there are several other forwards in the frame, but believes Remy - who has been capped on 18 previous occasions - will provide the best support to Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema.

He said in L'Equipe: "Loic has found competition and he is in a good phase.

"He can also play several positions and fully use the depth and quality all on his own. He gives us the opportunity to have different attacking options.

"Some will talk about Kevin Gameiro, others Emmanuel Riviere, and there are also Anthony Modeste, Kevin Berigaud.

"But these are all auxiliary attackers compared to Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud. Loic is better when compared to those guys."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

ted, manchester
The Insecure Gossip

H

e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

notalentjones
Benteke ignoring speculation

I

n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

FairyNuff
Shaw told to shape up

Footer 365

Transfer News: Reported Manchester United target Arturo Vidal 'happy' to stay at Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is convinced Arturo Vidal will remain with the club for the forthcoming season.

Championship: Derby County teenager Mason Bennett signs new contract

Derby County teenager Mason Bennett has committed his future to Derby after signing a new four-year deal with the club

Transfer news: Hull City sign defenders Harry Maguire and Andrew Robertson

Hull City have completed the signing of defenders Harry Maguire and Andrew Robertson.

Mail Box

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property