Yohan Cabaye has not been in his best form this season, but he hints today that he is still not fully match fit, and he still thinks he is getting back to full fitness again.
Yohan Cabaye – in action against Aston Villa two weeks ago
Yohan Cabaye attracted interest from some top clubs in the summer, such as Arsenal for one, but that’s hardly surprising, after his first season at Newcastle in the Premier League, when he was absolutely first class.
And Yohan could well have been the hero against Aston Villa last time out, had Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan not made that terrific save in the very last minute of added time, from the Frenchman’s excellent free kick.
Villa manager Paul Lambert after the game called the save world class, and Yohan admitted he thought it was going in, and that he had got the win for Newcastle, until Brad came across and somehow got to the ball and sent it around the post for a corner.
Cabaye has again reiterated he is very happy on Tyneside, after he may have been one of the players that Alan Pardew mentioned, as having their heads turned by the interest from other top clubs over the summer.
This is what Yohan said today:
“I’m very happy here, I’ve never thought any different, and I’m very happy to play for Newcastle.” “It has been difficult for me so far this season, I don’t want to make excuses, but I’m getting back to full fitness.”
We hope to see Yohan back to somewhere near his best on Monday night at Goodison Park, and if Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse can also show some of last season’s form, there’s no doubt the lads can take something out of the game.
And that’s just exactly what we need right now.
Don’t put it past Newcastle to do just that on Monday night – here’s hoping.
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