Florian Thauvin is struggling for Newcastle, but Remy Cabella is doing even worse for Marseille

Florian Thauvin

Newcastle’s on loan winger Cabella has been criticised by Marseille boss Michel.

Florian Thauvin has been struggling in the Premier League since his move to Newcastle, but at least he has not been openly criticised by his manager, which has happened to Remy Cabella when Michel was speaking to L’Equipe.

Cabella left Newcastle on loan as part of the deal that took Thauvin to the Magpies, and he has started his career in Ligue 1 in slow form.

Four appearances have brought just one assist, and the 25-year-old has yet to play a full 90 minutes for Michel’s side, being substituted off in every single appearance he has made.

This poor form has led to criticism of Cabella from his manager, with Michel telling L’Equipe that he needs to improve, both on the field of play, and with the attitude he shows in relation to the players replacing him.

“He [Cabella] must improve. He has shown before that he can play in that position [left wing]. Every time we need him [Cabella’s replacement, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou], he is good. He knocks on the door hard.”

Cabella has been shown up by Nkoudou so far this term, and if he continues to play as he has been, it won’t be long before the Newcastle loanee is left on the substitutes bench, rather than starting games.

Thauvin, the man who replaced Cabella at Newcastle, has not been openly criticised by Steve McClaren, although he is too finding it hard with his new club. The 22-year-old has made five appearances for the Magpies, scoring one goal, and so far looking out of his depth in the Premier League.

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