Is Remy Too Good For Newcastle?

Last updated : 01 May 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Loic Remy doesn't wear that number, but as he approaches his final home game for Newcastle, does he rate amongst the best strikers we have seen at the club?

He certainly rates himself world class, and claims he is too good to stay at a club with no ambition.

I cannot disagree with the "no ambition" bit, but he seriously believes he is up there with the world's best saying "I am the French Neymar (Brazilian and Barcelona)".

Would YOU rank him up there with Supermac, Wor Jackie, Sir Les, Alan Shearer, Andy Cole?

He certainly won't live long in MY memory. He's done a job this season, but never once blew me away to the point I have said he was as good as any of the above. 

Pardew is hopeful Remy – who missed six games with a calf injury – can help Newcastle end a club-record run of six successive Premier League defeats.

The 27-year-old returned to the starting XI against Arsenal on Monday night along with Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko, his fellow France internationals.

But the fit-again trio couldn’t influence the game, which United lost 3-0. Newcastle manager Pardew is looking for them to make more of an impression against basement club Cardiff.

“We had the three internationals coming back. And they’re important players for us.

“I don’t think they were every going to produce their best performance on their first (full) game back in the Premier League.

“I thought Moussa looked great considering he had a hamstring injury only three weeks ago. I was really pleased with him.

“They will be up to speed for Saturday.

“Debuchy looked a little bit more tired than the other two.

“I took Debuchy off because I wanted to save him for Saturday. He will be better for the game.”

Remy, Debuchy and Sissoko are all looking to make France’s squad for the summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.