Mathieu Debuchy has no regrets about his move to Newcastle United.
Having finally helped Newcastle avoid relegation to the Championship last weekend, Debuchy believes the experience can benefit the club for the 2013-14 campaign.
“Since January, I have discovered many things and I really have no regrets about coming to Newcastle,” said Debuchy.
“When we arrived, me and the other new signings knew that Newcastle were not in a good situation. Yo (Cabaye) explained to me that here, all the matches are tough.
“I’ve realised that quickly. There was the Europa League, which took a lot of energy, even though we are not going to hide behind that. Physically, it is a big step for the French between the two leagues. You have to be prepared. I felt it from my first matches. It is full-on from the beginning to the end.
“So we knew it would be tough to the end. Well, it has been.”