Newcastle Midfielder Compared To Xavi

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France play Spain tonight in Madrid in a World Cup qualifying game, and Spain’s manager Vicente del Bosque has paid Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye the ultimate compliment. We always knew Cabaye had become a much better player since he arrived on Tyneside  but the Spanish manager thinks he’s France’s best player now.

Yohan Cabaye – France’s best player and like Xavi

The Spanish manager Vicente del Bosque has come out and said he thinks Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye is not only France’s best player, but he even compares him favorably  to the great Xavi.

Del Bosque was giving a press conference yesterday before Spain take on France tonight, in a World Cup qualifier and that should be some game to watch.

Here’s what the Spanish manager said:

“He’s definitely France’s most talented player in midfield. He dictates play. He’s a bit like Xavi.”

Cabaye suffered a stomach injury in training last week and he did not make the friendly game against Japan, which France lost 1-0, but he is expected to start tonight game in central midfield for France, and it will be interesting to see how he does against the best International side in the world over the last several years.

At the same time England will be in Poland, and that should be a tough game, but one that England should be able to get something out of.

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