Debuchy feels good.

More to come from Debuchy.
More to come from Debuchy.
Newcastle full back Mathieu Debuchy has reason to be proud of his recent displays for France during the international break. The defender was part of the France team that hammered Australia 6-0, even getting on the score sheet himself with a stunning volley.

Mathieu has moved a step closer in solidifying himself as the first choice right back for Les Bleus, with Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna also competing for the slot in Didier Deschamps’ team. Debuchy started in both of France’s fixtures against Finland as as already mentioned Australia. The defender was part of a back line that kept two clean sheets too with 3-0 and 6-0 victories this last week.

Debuchy spoke to French radio following on from his impressive contribution to the national side:

“It’s true that I feel good. I had to get settled after my transfer to England. It’s never easy. These two internationals have done me good. Before that, I was on the bench. Now, I feel that I’m at my best.”

Good comments from Mathieu and Newcastle fans will hope the full back will bring that good form back to Tyneside. If in fact the player feels he is hitting his peak so to speak it can only be good news for Newcastle, who will hope to see the player spend his best years at the club.

Newcastle were long term admirers of the Frenchman and chased the player for a number of months before finally securing his services in January. Debuchy followed fellow Countryman and best mate Yohan Cabaye from Lille to Newcastle, after presumably Yohan encouraged the 28 year old to make the move to England. It was certainly a long enough saga and for a long time it looked unlikely the player would arrive in the North East. But after publicly declaring his desire to join the club on several occasions the player finally got his move .

Debuchy has started all seven of Newcastle’s games this season and has been a part of a defense that has looked a little wobbly at times thus far. Like Santon, Mathieu is a very offensive full back and is good going forward but at times his defensive ability has come under a bit of scrutiny. Fixtures such as Manchester City, Everton and Hull has highlighted frailties at the back this season. Not just from Debuchy to be fair!

The two clean sheets should of done the lad the world of good, hopefully he can add a third one in a week on Saturday- I won’t hold me breath though. I like Debuchy, another one that has taken time to settle but I think he will be a good player for us. What are your thoughts?

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8 thoughts on “Debuchy feels good.

  1. I think(hope) he’s slowly getting better, for me bizarrely I noticed a difference during the West Ham game, bizarre because he was getting whooped for pace off Jarvis but he did seem to be putting a lot more effort and passion in…tbf you can’t help it if a player is faster than you as Jarvis was, all you can do is hopefully anticipate and position yourself better.
    A long way to go yet but the signs of improvement are there…but some have already decided he’s no good 🙄


  2. Debs seems to be the new Simmo.. cops a lot of stick but I think he is getting better game by game and is actually not that bad.. He is very good in the air and I like his dogged determination.. He is on par with Santon, yet Santon seems to get less flack.. 😕


  3. Depending on if we are facing 1 or 2 strikers we may need to accept that we we are playing with wingbacks and possibly play with 3CBs. Both are OK defensively when we are pinned back, although not for too long. I think if we are under seige as we were against City I would rather have Simmo there but if we are getting forward then Debs fits the attacking Newcastle Philosophy.


  4. Now that he seems to have had his fill of pointless reckless challenges Debuchy does seem to be getting better and hopefully he will justify his price tag. I think he, like Simmo before him, would benefit from an actual right winger who is essentially nailed on to start so he can start to develop a partnership, it probably isn’t easy for him given he never knows which player will be ahead of him and which centre back will be alongside him.


  5. He is deceptively good in the air wins more than his fair share in our box and has probably looked the most likely to score from set piece for us this season (nee fecker did last season)

    He has improved imo, Im expecting him and Santon to have more freedom tomorrow with them playing just the one wide player to deal with in their wing back system.

    P.S Which we should try by the way:



  6. Debuchy is an attacking full back and isn’t the strongest defender in the world.
    But I think as fans we are not patient enough with players. We expect them to all to come in and hit the ground running because they are internationals or whatever. If they don’t, well then they aren’t good enough.
    Or in Cisses case, he was the best CF in the league in his first 6 mths, now in some people’s eyes he’s championship at best.

    I’m pretty certain that Debuchy, Mapou and Sissoko will be big players for us – given time.


  7. I would like to see the whole defence play a lot better and get some organisation and consistency; but Debuchy is not the cause of the problems at the back. Put him in a good team and his class can shine through, put him in a struggling team and he will have a tough time. Sometimes I think people overlook this.


  8. Firstly we need to remember that Colo took 2 seasons to bed in. Secondly if you’re going to play offensively you have to have a whole team who can track back.

    I suspect we’ll get a bit shredded tomorrow because we don’t have that yet. But what I’m really dreading is all the overreaction if we do lose. Sack everyone; we’re going down; yada yada…


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