Yohan Cabaye had already informed new French manager Didier Deschamps, that he would not be available for the friendly game at Le Havre next Wednesday evening against Uruguay.
Yohan Cabaye – misses out on France international – by choice
And subsequently Yohan is not in the French squad named by Deschamps yesterday, and neither was Newcastle’s other French International Ben Arfa, and we reported on that yesterday.
Yohan has put an explanation out on his blog, as to why he’s not available, and this is what he says about his non selection:
Even if I wanted to be part of the first list of Didier Deschamps, my non-selection is quite logical given my form at this time of preparation. After a big season with Newcastle, punctuated by a European championship demanding fatigue is logically made feel. After discussions with the club doctors, and even if this friendly match was very interesting to play, by the presence of new coach, new staff and the beginning of a new adventure, it was better that I do not not participate in order to continue my physical training club to be in shape this season with big upcoming deadlines.
For his first meeting with the Blues, Didier Deschamps has put together a very interesting list with new players.League 1 is very well represented, which proves that France has a high quality championship. Especially since four Lille are present in the list. I want to congratulate his return to Rio, and Debuch, Marvin and Dimitri.
With the arrival of new coach, the counters are reset to 0, and it will again prove its place in the France. For the match against Uruguay, I’ll be the first supporter of the Blues. I will do everything to be called again because I still focus on the France team and my goal is to be part of this new adventure and to be called as much as possible.The France team has always been and will remain a goal and an honor for me.
Go the Blues and see you soon.
Those are good words from the French International, who career has sky rocketed since he arrived on Tyneside thirteen months ago.
Yohan never mentions being injured, and we think Cabaye is simply putting his club first, and he hasn’t even played for Newcastle in pre-season yet, but we don’t think this means Cabaye is injured.
And the game in Le Havre is simply a friendly, and since it comes just three days before the Premier League season begins, it seems logical that Cabaye would skip the game, given that he is trying to get fully fit for his club.
Alan Pardew had said yesterday that Cabaye has had a few minor injuries to deal with (an ankle injury was one of them), but we’d be very surprised if Yohan Cabaye doesn’t line up in the starting eleven for Newcastle against Tottenham at St. James’ Park in eight days time.
And we hope to see him get a run-out at Cardiff City on Saturday, and if he doesn’t play in that game at all in South Wales, then we’ll be concerned.
What do you think?