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At Least Haidara Will Know The Meaning Of 'Burger And Fries'
With communication identified as a problem during a testing final few months of the Premier League season, manager Alan Pardew is looking for that to improve before the new campaign begins in August.
Pardew wants his players to communicate better, and he realised there was a problem after Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Mathieu Debuchy were purchased from the French league in January with limited English between them.
Haidara is off the Disneyland this week ... to learn English.
God only knows what useful language he will pick up over there.
Massadio Haidara, speaking through a translator: “I will have no choice but to learn English over the summer!
"I am going to the United States so will have no choice but to learn English. It will be good to keep learning English while I am on holiday.
“I will try to make sure I advance my English - I think it is very important to help me to settle in.
"The manager hasn't told us especially to go away and learn English but he knows that it's important we understand English.
“There won't always be an interpreter there for us to translate so we need to learn the language to understand what is going on - whether that's on the pitch or in our life.
"We need to be able to speak English. That is a big thing for us this summer.
“Obviously it was up to me and the team to get used to it as quickly as we could, which was tough because there was already a squad and a team in place. It was always going to be difficult to come straight into that, especially in the Premier League.
“Now we have started to get used to it and how things work in England so it is up to us. We must continue to work and graft and move on from there.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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