Yohan Cabaye has been talking to France Football and he says that the French leagues are quite a decent standard and there are some good players playing in France.
Yohan Cabaye – one of Newcastle’s best players
Newcastle of course brought in Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and Mathieu Debuchy to Newcastle last month for around £18M, and Gouffran, Sissoko and Debuchy are now starting in the side, but we slipped up 2-1 at White Hart Lane yesterday, after two successive wins in the league.
This is what Yohan said to France Football:
“The club has made its market in France, and Ligue 1 is not as poor as people may think. There are still quality players in France, and what is good is that they adapt quickly. I hope they will help the club to continue quickly, and things are looking up for the future.” “Tenth place is not very far, this would be the first step. But we’ll have to think fast and keep out of this danger zone. Then, why not.”
Stoke City are currently in 10th place on 33 points, so we are six points away at the moment – 7 points if you take into account goal difference, and we play Stoke City at St. James’ Park on Saturday, 9th March – so that’s a game we need to win.
Next up for Newcastle are the two games against FC Metalist Kharkiv in the Europa League, with the first leg being at St. James’ Park this Thursday and we could field a strong side in that game.
But in the away leg a week on Thursday, we’ll need to play a second eleven with the important game at home to Southampton coming up on the following Sunday at St. James’ Park – and the Premier League is by far the most important for Newcastle, as Derek LLambias continues to mention.
But it would be good if Newcastle can get through to the next round of the Europa league – but we’ll need to ensure we start winning some league games so we can (quickly) pull away from the relegation zone.
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