Cabella: I don't regret Newcastle move

The Premier League outfit are flirting with relegation but the Frenchman, who joined from Montpellier last summer, insists he has not intention of leaving at the end of the season

Remy Cabella insists he has no regrets over joining Newcastle United, despite their alarming recent slump.

The Magpies’ 3-0 loss to Leicester on Saturday extended their winless run to eight games, with John Carver’s side now just two points above the relegation zone with three games of the season remaining.

Cabella, a £10 million (€13.5) summer signing from Montpellier, was left out of the starting XI for the clash with the Foxes and has flattered to deceive for the majority of the season, scoring just once in 29 appearances.

The Frenchman, though, insists he intends to at least see out his contract – which runs until 2020 – with the Magpies.

“I made my choice, I accept it. This is my first season, even if it is difficult. I don’t give up. I had a little trouble, but I’m working,” he told beIN Sports.

“It has never been easy for me since I started my career. I have experienced times more complicated than this one. I have confidence in myself. I know I will soon return [to my best].

“I will be a Newcastle player next season. Anyway today I am 100 per cent Magpie. And I’m under contract. “

Cabella has also dismissed talk of a rift with manager Carver, insisting that he gets along well with the 50-year-old. 

“I get along very well with Carver, although he didn’t make me play in the starting XI in the last match. It’s his choice,” he added.

“He hasn’t explained anything to me yet. Thursday I was in starting XI and Friday I wasn’t, but he is someone who talks to me a lot, especially in training. He likes me and we laugh with him.

“The problem is we’re not winning matches and we can’t find any momentum.”