Obertan happy with Magpies
Gabriel Obertan is glad to have gained the trust of Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew just weeks after joining the club.
Last Updated: 27/09/11 4:26pm
Newcastle United winger Gabriel Obertan is glad to have gained the trust of manager Alan Pardew just weeks after joining the club.
The Frenchman signed for the Magpies from Manchester United on a five-year contract during the summer transfer window following two underwhelming seasons at Old Trafford.
The 22-year-old has already settled in at St James' Park and gave an impressive performance during Newcastle's 3-1 home victory over Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League on Saturday.
Obertan is happy to be playing more first-team football this season than he did in the previous two campaigns with United and is buoyant of bettering his performances in subsequent matches.
"This is why I moved to Newcastle - when I saw the opportunity, I didn't hesitate," Obertan told the Shields Gazette. "The coach trusts me, so I'm really happy at the moment."
Reflecting on their weekend win that placed them fourth in the table, the former Bordeaux player stated: "We really wanted to win this game - it's been a while since we played at home - and I think we produced good football.
"We were really happy to get the three points. Everybody produced. When we win like this, it's a great feeling.
"I'm really happy for Demba (Ba) because he works hard in training. He scored three goals, and he was present in each play.
"We've not lost a game this season. It's great for the confidence. We've got a good group, and it's great in the changing room. If we can keep playing like this, it will be great.
"Personally, I'm finding my fitness, and I was really happy to play 90 minutes. It was good to play in this team."