It’s looking like Yohan Cabaye may play tomorrow afternoon against Fulham, and the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew in his interview yesterday, said that he hoped Yohan would play and if he does play he wants the Newcastle supporters to back Cabaye, who refused to play in the first two league games of the season.
Alan Pardew - he wants fans to back Cabaye
This is what Alan Pardew said yesterday, and this is the big story making the papers today:
“It’s something that everyone has an opinion on, there’s some sympathy from myself towards Yohan for the pressure that he’s under from other sources. I also have a disagreement on some of the things he’s done and I’ve commented on that.”
“The bottom line is that he’s a great player, and our fans love great players and what our fans really love is really creative players. That’s what he gives us and that’s why he’s so important to us.”
“I think it’ll be a positive reaction. The point I’m trying to make is that it’s not just Yohan Cabaye involved in this situation. Other people are involved, his agents, and the bottom line, as I’ve said from day one, is that when you get situations like this.”
“And it’s the same with Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, you need to keep professional and let time run its course.” “This will run its course until the deadline. Don’t think Yohan’s definitely going or is definitely staying.”
“That’s probably likewise for Everton and likewise for Manchester United and Liverpool and Arsenal and everybody else.”
We had said yesterday that if Yohan did play then we hoped Newcastle supporters would back him.
There’s no doubt Yohan has made a mistake with his stand over the last two weeks, and Newcastle fans don not like their highly paid players not supporting the team by going on strike – that’s never good.
But we all make mistakes, and it will be a good sign if Yohan does play for us tomorrow, and plays well too, as his France boss Didier Deschamps doesn’t seem too pleased with what Yohan has done either, and of course Cabaye’s not in the French squad for next week’s World Cup qualifying games.
If Yohan is still here next Tuesday morning, then he needs to apologize to his club and to the Newcastle fans.
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