Pardew on the player who changed the game for Newcastle against Burnley

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has praised the impact that Remy Cabella made against Burnley.

Alan Pardew believes that Remy Cabella's introduction at half-time changed Newcastle United's game against Burnley on Tuesday night. 

The Magpies had looked out of sorts during the opening period of the match, as they fell behind to the Clarets, but they bounced back after Cabella was brought into the action.

The Frenchman's skill and creativity going forward helped them have a greater attacking intent to their play and Pardew believed his introduction was the reason Newcastle were able to claim a point from the game.

“It’s been a slow burn for Remy but he changed this game for us," he said to the Chronicle. "I know with Cabella there is a marvellous technical ability. He is learning what the Premier League is all about."

“He really made a big impression. And that’s fantastic news for us and him.”

Papiss Cisse ended up scoring the equalising goal, which stopped Newcastle crashing to a disappointing defeat.

Burnley had been much improved in recent times, but these are the sort of games the Tynesiders will need to be taking points from if they are to get the European place they have aimed for this season. 

If they are to break into the top-six then Cabella's form is likely to be crucial to their chances, so his positive display is encouraging news for supporters of the North East club. 

The 24-year-old arrived to great excitement at St. James' Park, but he is yet to live up to his billing as an exciting attacking talent.

Although the attacking midfielder has shown his skill if flashes, even he admits that it has been a struggle to adapt to the English game. 

He seems to be showing signs of improvement now, though, and Cabella will be hoping his match-turning performance against Burnley will be enough to force him into the starting line-up for his side's next match.

That comes against Chelsea, where Pardew's side will be needing all their attacking talent to be at the very top of the game if they are to claim the three points. 

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