Michael Owen told BT Sport that Remy Cabella was the best player in Newcastle United’s win against Hull City on Saturday.
France international Cabella scored the opening goal in Newcastle’s 3-0 victory over Hull at the KC Stadium in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old found the target with a stunning strike from 20 yards and also created two chances, while having a pass accuracy of 95%, attempting six take-ons and making two interceptions.
The performance of Cabella, who was substituted in the 72nd minute, made a positive impression on former Newcastle striker Owen, who named the ex-Montpellier star the ‘Man of the Match’ while co-commentating on the game for BT Sport.
“I am going to go with Cabella today,” the ex-Manchester United and Liverpool star stated. “He is off the pitch at the minute, but he started this today really neat and tidy, coming into his own now as a Premier League player. He scored a thumping first goal, real great finish.”
One cannot help but agree with Owen’s comments on Cabella; he was indeed the best player on the pitch at the KC Stadium on Saturday despite starting the game on the right wing.
Signed from Montpellier in the summer transfer window, the Frenchman struggled to make an impact at the start of the season.
In recent games, though, Cabella has turned on the style and has now made himself a regular under new full-time manager John Carver.
In 21 Premier League appearances so far this season, the 24-year-old has scored one goal and created 32 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 39%.
The final weeks of this season will be important for Cabella in establishing himself as one of the better players in the Premier League.
Newcastle are likely to finish in mid-table at least, and the Frenchman should use this ‘security’ to improve and develop his game.
If Cabella continues to play the way he did against Newcastle (and against Chelsea a few weeks ago), then he is certainly going to be in a better position to make a great impact on Newcastle next season.