It was great to watch Yohan Cabaye play so well for France in Euro 2012, and hear the TV commentators and analysts saying what a very good player he looked.
Yohan Cabaye – in action for France earlier this month
And of course he’s become a top player for France, and the 26 year-old was one of the best midfield players on show in Poland and the Ukraine, although there were quite a few very good central midfielders on show.
To think Newcastle picked this lad up last summer for just over £4M, shows us that something very right is going on at Newcastle United these days.
Now we need to get his big pal Mathieu Debuchy in from Lille, and if we can also get Luuk de Jong from FC Twente, and keep our top players on Tyneside, we will have the makings of an even better side next season.
Yohan Cabaye has been interviews for the Newcastle web-site, and he is looking forward to playing ion the Europa league for Newcastle next season:
“Playing in Europe next season is massive for the club and massive for the players as it shows progression.” “We have to play in these sort of competitions for the experience. It can only be a good thing for us as a squad.”
“And the fans will love it too. I can’t wait for a European night in our stadium – it will be great.” “It will be really important to play well in this competition and I’m sure we can do well.”
After seeing how well Yohan played for France earlier this month, it makes it less surprising that Newcastle finished 5th top of the Premier League last season, after this very good technical player appeared 38 times for the Magpies with 5 goals and 9 assists.
He’s been an excellent buy for Newcastle, and that’s a bit of an understatement.