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What French Football Fans Think Of Yohan Cabaye Now

8 years ago

Yohan Cabaye has returned to the Newcastle first team, helped win six points in the last two matches and also been ‘disciplined’. Not bad for 100 minutes or so of football!

Naturally, like Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan dreams of playing in Brazil next summer.

What though do the French public make of his talent and what has happened at Newcastle?

We asked our intrepid French reporter/translator Pierre to have a look at what the French football fans are saying about our (and theirs?) playmaker.

These are some of the comments that have been left on L’equipe’s website and others;

‘Excellent player, the game in midfield totally changes when he is in the French team, come on, see you soon we are waiting for your return in the French team.’

 ‘Not enough talent to play for PSG or Arsenal.’

‘If Cabaye plays like two seasons ago for Newcastle it would be stupid not to include one of our best players.”

‘Cabaye is an excellent player, he will prove it again when he plays for the national team, the ones who criticise him should watch him play from time to time.’

‘Are France playing in the World Cup?’

‘He must play with all his heart for Newcastle and then he will be automatic for France’

‘He doesn’t really think that he will be selected for the World Cup?’

‘Why shouldn’t he? He is one of our better players and one that plays with his heart too!’

‘Cabaye and Ben Arfa at their best can make the difference.’

‘I can’t see him being selected, he is too small and not built enough and a little short of talent to hold a position.’


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