REMY Cabella has admitted the atmosphere in Newcastle United’s dressing room was ‘tense’ after Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Leicester – but has signalled his support for head coach John Carver.
Carver dropped Cabella for the game at the King Power Stadium, and the 25-year-old could only watch on as United were plunged further into the relegation battle.
It was Newcastle’s eighth consecutive defeat, and although French midfielder Cabella was frustrated to find himself on the bench, he insists he gets on “really well” with Carver.
He told beIN Sports: “To be honest, I get on really well with him, even though he didn’t pick me for different reasons. I was meant to play (at Leicester).
“It’s his choice. On Thursday I was in the starting line-up and Friday I was out of it.
“He watches a lot of videos and he obviously changed his mind – that’s his choice.
“He’s someone that talks to me a lot. We get on, we have a laugh. He talks to me at training.
“The problem is that we are not winning – we can’t seem to find a way to win. This is difficult for him.
“(On Saturday) in the dressing room it was the same atmosphere as before. He likes to share his thoughts with the players.
“It was tense in the dressing room and that’s not surprising after eight defeats in eight matches.
“I think his reaction was necessary to provoke us into action.”