Obertan Hat-Trick

20 April 2013 01:37
Gabriel Obertan believes his second string hat-trick has provided him with the perfect confidence boost after being dropped from Alan Pardew's first-team plans.

Obertan has failed to find much form since his £3.5m move from Manchester United last season, despite numerous chances.

He was forced to play as an over-age player for the club’s Under-21 side last night against Crystal Palace, but responded witha treble in a 4-0 win.

Gabriel Obertan: “That’s very good for the confidence.

“I’ve been kind of dropped from the first team and it’s good to play with a young, enthusiastic team so I’m very pleased.

“I just enjoyed the game. Of course it’s been a while since I played in any competition, so even if it’s a reserve game you still have to put your work into it.

“The coaches helped me a lot, Peter and Willie, so it’s been a great time for the team.

“I’m trying to work hard for myself, to stay fit and be ready for whatever happens.”

Rolando Aarons got the other goal.


Source: Newcastle United Mad