Remy Cabella on advice that helped him break Newcastle duck

Remy Cabella

Remy Cabella opened his Newcastle United goal account on Saturday with a little help from teammate Davide Santon.

Remy Cabella has told Newcastle United’s official website that Davide Santon must take some of the credit for his first Premier League goal.

The 24-year-old forward opened his account for the Magpies on Saturday in a 3-0 victory over Hull City.

A man brought to St James’ Park in the summer of 2014 by Alan Pardew put in arguably his best Newcastle performance to date at the KC Stadium.

Finding the target helped to top off that display, with Cabella able to show how devastating he can be in the final third when on top of his game.

He has, however, revealed that the advice of a defensive colleague helped him to break his duck.

Davide Santon has been urging the Frenchman to shoot on sight in training, and those words of encouragement have finally paid off.

Cabella told the club’s official website: "It was a very good win. It was important for us to win today. I think we played very, very well and everyone is happy with the result.

"I am so proud to score my first goal for Newcastle.I want to say thank you to all the fans and to my teammates because it is a very important moment for me.

"Every day in training, Davide Santon tells me to shoot and keep shooting. He says 'if you don't shoot, you can't score'. So I shot with my left foot, I scored and I am happy.

"I will continue to work hard and hopefully I can score more goals for Newcastle now. That will not be the last time I am celebrating in front of the fans."

More to come?

  MatchGoalsTotal Scoring AttTotal ContestTotal PassAccurate PassTouchesAppearancesMins Played
Rémy Cabella Hull City vs Newcastle 1 1 6 37 35 64 1 72

Newcastle will be delighted to see Cabella up and running in front of goal, having signed him to provide a threat in that area.

Their faith in his ability saw him handed a long-term contract upon his arrival, but it was always going to take time for him to settle in Premier League surroundings.

There is no doubting his ability, though, and if he can put in a few more performances like the one he produced against Hull, he will quickly become a firm fans’ favourite.

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