Euro 2020 defender Kevin Mbabu reveals how he dealt with Newcastle United rejection
Kevin Mbabu has spoken about his Newcastle United exit.
The Wolfsburg defender, playing for Switzerland at Euro 2020, left the club and joined Young Boys, initially on loan, in 2016 after failing to breakthrough under Rafa Benitez.
Mbabu – who made a handful of first-team appearances for United – had joined the club from Swiss side Servette three years earlier. The 26-year-old went on to join Bundesliga club Wolfsburg two years ago.
Mbabu told The Athletic: "I had an offer from Young Boys, and I didn’t want to go back to Switzerland, but then I thought ‘OK, go back, get back on track. Take a little step back but maybe one day, you’ll get rewarded for that’. So I just did it.
“When I left Newcastle, I had it in my head that ‘I’m going to prove them all wrong, to show them it was a mistake to let me go’. That’s what I’ve been trying to do this whole time.”