Hughton Says He Was Right To Bring On New Boy Late

17 September 2010 11:49
Many Newcastle fans believe the only 'plus point' in Saturday's defeat to Blackpool was the introduction of new boy Hatem Ben Arfa, but many question why he was brought on so late in the game. Chris Hughton hit back by saying the player has yet to settle on Tyneside and he doesn't want to put too much pressure on him. Personally, I believe if the player was fit enough to play the last 20 minutes what difference does it matter when he was introduced? 20 minutes, 45 or 90? If he plays - he plays. Chris Hughton: "There's no doubt he's got ability, we knew that before he came. "But he's feeling his way in. "The language can be a little bit of a problem and getting used to the tempo of the Premier League. "These are all factors. There's no doubt he has ability and I'm quite sure we'll be seeing a lot more of him."