Their qualities undoubtedly comlpliment each other and Cabaye is a genuine quality playmaker.
As well as his quality, his attitude and commitment is summed up with this extract from an interview with the match day programme;
“Three matches out was so long for me, and then another week without a fixture as well. It was very frustrating how it happened at Brighton but that is football and I have learned from it.
But I have worked hard to be ready and fit again. During my time out I have been training with the team as normal but also training on my own at home.
I wanted to stay as fit as possible so have been running and using the gym at home. If the manager selects me against Wolves I will be ready.
The most important thing is just to think about Wolves. We have to forget what happened at Tottenham and keep moving forward.
We will play with good spirit and to win the game, and we will go out there with only that in our minds.
It is important to win at home – that is it”.
Obviously these are just words but I have no doubt he will back these up with action on the field when he is hopefully given the chance on Saturday.
I know it has been said before but no harm saying it again (and again and again), I wish the commitment of many of our current players like Cabaye had been shown in the past, ‘Newcastle United’ and ‘relegation’ would then never have been spoken in the same sentence.