Didier Deshcamps the France manager knows all about players going on strike, because that’s what happened back in the summer of 2010 when he was manager at Marseilles, and a certain bad-boy at the time, Hatem Ben Arfa went on strike to try to force through a move to Newcastle, a famous club he was desperate to join (that sounds good).
Didier Deschamps – power struggle is never good at a club
Deschamps was speaking at a press conference he gave yesterday before next week’s two World Cup qualifying games and this is some of what he said
“When you have a power struggle between a club and a player it’s never positive.” “These are extreme situations which happen all too frequently.”
“Clubs have the power because they hold the contracts.” “Players are free to make good or bad decisions. All these decision can have consequences on the national team.”
It seems to us that Yohan has damaged his Intentional career a bit by taking the stand he has, and of course he will want to make the World Cup squad for next summer in Brazil.
But with Arsenal not returning (yet) with a second bid, it could be that the London club l have already given up on him, and now we will need to wait to see if PSG will put in a late bid.
But it gets harder for Newcastle to sell, the later it gets in the transfer window, because it will be very difficult to replace Cabaye with someone of his class.
We hope this affair is over and while Yohan may not start tomorrow – Sissoko and Abita played very well last SDaturday against West Ham in central midfield – he will get on at some point in the second half of the game – if he starts on the bench.
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