Mathieu Debuchy: "Since January, I have discovered many things and I really have no regrets about coming to Newcastle.
"When we arrived, me and the other new signings knew that Newcastle were not in a good situation.
"Yo (Cabaye) explained to me that here, all the matches are tough. I've realised that quickly.
"There was the Europa League, which took a lot of energy, even though we are not going to hide behind that.
"Physically, it is a big step for the French between the two leagues. You have to be prepared. I felt it from my first matches.
"It is full on from the beginning to the end. So we knew it would be tough to the end. Well, it has been.
"Since January, I've never read the English press.
"But in France, they must surely talk. They will say 'Newcastle signed many (French players) and there are no results.
"But now I hope we have a good foundation for next season, with a strong group in place."
Source: Newcastle United Mad