Yohan Cabaye has been quizzed about his career choices ahead of France’s final group game against Switzerland.
Despite a shocking second half of the season for Crystal Palace, Cabaye insists that he made the right choice.
Having targeted these current European Championships in his home country as hopefully the pinnacle of his football career, Yohan Cabaye has found himself left on the bench in the first two matches after at one time being first choice.
Instead, Premier League success stories Kante and Payet have overtaken the former Newcastle midfielder.
Yohan Cabaye says he was still right to pick Palace and did so because he loves the Premier League and already knew Alan Pardew very well.
However, Cabaye looks as though he could at last have some success at these Euros and get a game against Switzerland on Sunday night.
Respected website GFFN say they believe that Didier Deschamps is set to make a number of changes, as France have already qualified and both Giroud and Kante have picked up one yellow card each.
France still need at least a point though, so GFFN think France won’t make wholesale changes and weaken the side too much, with the starting 11 set to include Yohan Cabaye but not Moussa Sissoko, the deluded Newcastle player not having made a start for his country in the past year, which has seen 13 starting line-ups without his presence.
GFFN predicted France line-up v Switzerland:
Lloris, Sagna, Rami, Koscielny, Digne, Matuidi, Cabaye, Pogba, Griezmann, Payet, Gignac
Yohan Cabaye speaking to L’Equipe:
“When the negotiations (to join Palace) picked up pace I was at Clairefontaine.
“The coach (Didier Deschamps) brought up the subject and I told him – I told him who the interested clubs were and asked his opinion.
“He said that ‘The most important thing is that you find your rhythm, especially in terms of playing time’.
“I then chose Crystal Palace and it was also because I know the coach (Alan Pardew) very well and I love the (Premier) League.
“Despite the poor (second) half of the season, we had an excellent first half and on 19 December we were fifth, I have never regretted my career choice.”
It would be interesting to know whether Yohan Cabaye honestly thinks he made the right ‘career choice’ when choosing to leave Newcastle and join PSG.