Yohan Cabaye is fresh from his appearance last night for France, when they had a good win against Germany away in Bremen, by a score of 2-1.
Yohan Cabaye in action for France last night
Yohan played the first 62 minutes of the game and was then replaced by Alou Diarra, with France leading 1-0 with a goal after 21 minutes from Olivier Giroud.
A second goal from Florent Malouda after 69 minutes made it more comfortable for France, before German substitute Cacau of Stuttgart, hit a consolation goal for Germany in stoppage time.
And the US beat Italy by 1-0 with a goal in the 55th minute from Fulham’s Clint Dempsey, and England looked impotent in losing 3-2 to Holland at Wembley.
And we forgot to mention Tamas Kadar in our report on Newcastle players who played last night, as Tamas played the whole game for Hungary in their 1-1 draw at home to Bulgaria.
And Hungary were unlucky not to win as Bojinov equalized for Bulgaria with just three minutes to go – and Tamas was booked after 33 minutes of the game.
That was Tamas’ 3rd full cap for Hungary, but it still looks like he’s the forgotten man on Tyneside, and he will be leaving Newcastle as a free agent in the summer.
But we’d still like the lad to be given another season to show what he can do on Tyneside, and it’s a mystery as to what happened to Tamas this season. Anybody got any ideas?
Yohan Cabaye, back from his adventures with France, will now turn his attention to something that’s really important, and that’s Newcastle’s next game against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.
The 26-year-old is already a firm fan favorite on Tyneside, and he will be hoping to hit some top form after a rather lack-luster (for him) display in the 2-2 draw against Wolves last Saturday.
The 10 times capped French International, who has been a starter for France since moving to Newcastle United last summer, spoke today on the Newcastle United web-site:
“We have to be focused on this game and work very hard all week to play well and win the game on Sunday,”
“It is an unbelievable for the fans and for us as well. I hope to win for us and for the fans, because they are amazing.”
“Every game at home and away from home as well the supporters are brilliant.”
“We know what this game means for them. We will be ready and they don’t have to be worried about that.”
Yohan’s central midfield partner Cheick Tiote is traveling back from playing the full 90 minutes for the Ivory Coast against Equatorial Guinea, which ended in a 0-0 and was simply a friendly game.
We will need both lads in top form on Sunday if we are to get the double over Sunderland, and get us a very valuable 3 points.
That will help us stay high up in the league table with 46 points from our 27 league games, the same total we managed in the whole of last season.
Howay The Lads!!