Massadio Haidara: Newcastle move will help me reach France squad

Massadio Haidara is convinced he can crack the France squad with his move to Newcastle United.

Former Nancy fullback Haidara is hoping to use Newcastle as a stepping stone to success on the international front, but knows only hard work will get him there.

He told the Evening Chronicle: “Changing clubs mean you’re changing your entire perspective of football.

“Coming here will hopefully help me one day to get into the France first team, not just the Under-21s, but I don’t want to go too fast.

“I need to be cautious as well and make sure I settle in well in here and play good football with Newcastle primarily.

“Also, hopefully I will continue to do well with the French U21 team and then if I do everything well and keep making progress then why not, hopefully I will one day get into the full French team.”

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