Despite a testing start to life at St James’ Park, Remy Cabella has told French regional newspaper Midi Libre that he has no regrets over his summer move to Newcastle United.
Cabella, 24, sealed a £10 million switch to the Magpies from Montpellier in July, following a 2013-14 campaign in which he broke into the French national team after netting 14 times in 37 Ligue 1 games.
The four-time capped attacker has since found it tough to make his mark in the North East, however, managing just one assist and no goals in 23 total appearances, but has vowed to prove his price tag moving forward.
“I don’t regret the decision at all,” he stressed. “The decision, which I made, I take responsibility for and do not regret. We learn when we are put in difficult situations. It is not because I am not playing or only a little that I should say to myself: ‘Ok, now I am leaving.’ That is too easy.
“At Montpellier, I rose steadily. When I became a “pro” for the first time it was difficult. It took me 2 or 3 years to feel good. Here, I arrive with new players, we need to recreate something here.
“I am enjoying myself. Each game is intense from the first until the last minute,” he continued. “I need some time to adapt. I have lived through several months that were a little difficult both on the bench and on the pitch. I am discovering a new league and new players. I feel much better, and I am playing my game as I feel it.”
Cabella’s remarks come after a series of much improved performances in recent weeks under caretaker head coach John Carver, going the full 90 minutes in the past three matches, while showing clear flashes of his potential in the process.
The since-departed Alan Pardew didn’t seem to be a big fan of the dynamic Frenchman, but he now has the chance to kick-start his Premier League career over the second half of the season under new management.