N'Zogbia explains Magpies exit

05 February 2009 04:40
Charles N'Zogbia has admitted he needed to leave Newcastle as he found it difficult to work with Joe Kinnear.[LNB] The Frenchman secured a switch to Wigan ahead of Monday's transfer deadline, with Ryan Taylor moving to St James' Park as part of the deal.[LNB]N'Zogbia had stated he would never play for Kinnear again after being 'disrespected' by the Magpies manager in a post-match interview.[LNB]The 22-year-old has now revealed that he had not been content at Newcastle since the departure of Kevin Keegan earlier in the season.[LNB]Explaining why he had left Newcastle, N'Zogbia told Sky Sports News: "I was not really getting on with the manager and I wanted to move away from the club.[LNB]"Since they sacked Keegan I was not really happy with the staff and wanted just to go."[LNB]AnswersN'Zogbia does not believe Kinnear made enough of an effort to keep him informed of what his role was at Newcastle.[LNB]He said: "I did not have any conversations with him and I did not know what to do. Sometimes I was playing and sometimes I was not, without any answers really."[LNB]Questioned about how he felt towards Kinnear now, N'Zogbia added: "It is fine now. I am happy at Wigan and I want to move on and forget about the past."[LNB]N'Zogbia concedes that he was angered when Kinnear mispronounced his name, a mistake the Magpies manager has insisted was accidental.[LNB]"I don't know if he wanted to have a joke but I was not happy when I heard that," said N'Zogbia.[LNB]"When somebody doesn't respect me I won't respect them back."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports