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Deschamps Blames PSG Move For Yohan Cabaye Not Being 100%

7 years ago

Following a below par Yohan Cabaye performance against Norway in a pre-World Cup build-up match, French Coach Didier Descamps has given his thoughts on why the former Newcastle player wasn’t up to his usual standard.

Deschamps believes that the PSG midfielder isn’t 100% because of the shortage of game time since Cabaye moved to Paris in January.

As the French Coach puts it; “Played a ‘little’ less.”

Since the move from Newcastle, Yohan has only started nine league matches, though he has picked up a Ligue 1 Title as compensation for the shortage of games.

Deschamps left out a number of players from two World Cup qualifiers back in September, this included Cabaye who at the time had missed matches due to his strike/dispute with Newcastle United over a blocked move on the cheap to Arsenal.

Since his move back to France, Cabaye has been selected regularly by Deschamps, despite not being a regular starter for his club.

His national coach’s words may be a timely reminder that Yohan Cabaye must be at peak condition come the 15th June, if he hopes to start when France face Honduras in their first group match.


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