French manager Laurent Blanc has realized that Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is now a big big player for France, as he is for Newcastle United.
Yohan Cabaye – in action for France in Euro 2012
And Blanc saw how France struggled so much against Sweden, when he rested Cabaye last Tuesday night, and France lost their first game in 24 games, without the skillful services of the Newcastle midfielder in the middle of the park.
Yohan Cabaye is becoming a big player at the Euro Championships, and we just have to hope some rich club, with more money than sense, doesn’t come along with a huge bid for the Frenchman this summer.
This is what Blanc had to say about Newcastle’s top central midfielder:
“Cabaye is indispensable in terms of how he played in the first two games in the competition, absolutely.”
“We know players like Cabaye bring a lot to the team. You realise how much players like that bring when they are not actually there.”
“He has such great technical ability which really helps the side, gives us a bit more assurance, because we can keep the ball and move it about.”
“He has been an important player for a while now – both with his club and the national side.”
Yohan Cabaye will be in the side tonight, when France take on current World and European Champions Spain in the third quarter-final – and they must have a decent chance of success, especially if Cabaye is in top form.
Yohan is undoubtedly France’s top man in the Euro 2012 Championships, and he has made that significant progress in the French side, while he’s been at Newcastle United, and hopefully that specific case will persuade other top players to sign for Newcastle this summer.
There’s a hope.
At the moment that applies to both Mathieu Debuchy – Yohan’s best friend – and Dutch striker Luuk de Jong.
We need both these players to sign for Newcastle United – and sooner rather than later - and then we can all have a mini celebration.
Howay The Lads!!