The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that he expects the winger Gabriel Obertan to come on leaps and bounds this season. The former Manchester United winger has been criticised a lot by the Newcastle United fans for his below par performances since arriving at the club last season.
Even more than the performances, the winger spent most of the last season on the injury table. However, he has made sufficient when from his injury problems and is now fit and ready to go according to his manager, and ready to challenge Theo Walcott for the best winger in the Prem. Gabriel Obertan was expected to come on as a substitute in the match against Everton.
The 23-year-old has been extraordinarily good in training according to the manager, who intends to use him in the Europa league match against Martimo. Due to the Europa league commitments, Newcastle United will have a lot of matches for the players according to manager Alan Pardew. So, he is extremely confident that Gabriel Obertan will be able to prove his worth over the course of the season. Alan Pardew was not part of the touchline in the match against Everton as he was serving the first of his two touchline bans for his push on the referee in the opening match of the season.
“Obertan is upset. He’s been absolutely flying in training, but he didn’t get on the pitch at Everton. It’s our job to put them in the right time. I like to think I would have made the same changes on the side of the pitch. I don’t like being in the stand, but I’m stuck there because it is my own fault. I’m there for my own folly, so I can’t complain,” said Pardew after the Everton match. Newcastle will be facing Gabriel Obertan’s former club Manchester United twice in the next few weeks.