Sylvain Marveaux has been speaking about his loan move to Guingamp, after scoring a brace for the club in the Europa League last night.
Last night a plethora of former Premier League players bagged goals in the Europa League. But there was also the odd Premier League loanee who managed to find the back of the net. Hell, Newcastle United's scored twice!
Sylvain Marveaux suffered with injury at Newcastle United and soon fell out of favour at St James Park, despite showing flashes of brilliance sporadically during his stints with the first-team.
This summer he wanted regular football so headed back to France with EA Guingamp. They were in Europa League action against Greek side PAOK Salonika, and the Newcastle man was the star of the show.
He scored both goals in a 2-0 win for Guingamp, including a delightful free-kick from 25 yards out.
After the game he spoke to RMC about the performance and was clearly proud to be a part of a big game in Guingamp's history:
"These are rare important moments. In front of my family, and the crowd. This is the first Guingamp win in the Europa League. It is important to make history, it's nice. It will go down in the history books.
"I'm happy tonight but one game to another, everything changes. We must quickly get back to work and recover well for Sunday's game (v Nantes)."
But he was also asked about his loan spell and his aims for the season. His response was expertly delivered:
"Reborn is a big word. I did not come here with the idea of being reborn or to shine. I have come here with great humility to regain the pleasure of playing, period. If the physical steps I can bring good things to this team. I am at a job I like, I'm just very happy right now. I do not know if it will continue on at this pace, I hope so anyway. "
Marveaux was cast aside without little reason last term, when things got tough many a fan would have liked to see him get a chance at Newcastle - but it never came. Now he is pleased to simply be playing football on a regular basis once again.
And as he fires Guingamp to European triumph Newcastle United are 19th in the Premier League table and going through some ordeal off of the pitch to boot.
Seems Newcastle could do with Marveaux more than he needs them right now.