Yohan Cabaye is with the French squad preparing for a friendly International against Australia, and a World Cup qualifying game against Finland, and not surprisingly during a press conference today, he was asked about what happened in the summer, when he refused to play for Newcastle United.
Yohan Cabaye – only Joe Kinnear knows the truth
Yohan has since issued an apology to the Newcastle fans and vowed to repay them with his performances on the field, and he had an outstanding game on Saturday in the 2-1 win at Cardiff.
Cabaye and the fans have moved on from that episode, but when asked about it today, he gave a rather strange response – as follows:
“The only other person who knows the truth is Joe Kinnear.” “If he is honest, he will tell it.”
“It’s not for me to answer.” “I don’t want to talk about it. This is a press conference for the national team.”
So we have no idea what Yohan is talking about, but we could guess that Joe Kinnear told him he wasn’t leaving Newcastle United for the £10M (or was it £11M?) that Arsenal had offered.
But by that answer, we now need to know what the heck he is talking about.
Why couldn’t he have responded with something generic like – “I apologized to the Newcastle fans and it’s now behind me, and I just want to concentrate on my football and let that do the talking”
And the only time we have heard from Joe Kinnear since the singularly unsuccessful transfer window closed in early September, was in the program notes, and Joe basically defended Newcastle’s transfer business in the summer, and reiterated that Newcastle would not over pay for players.
But we all already knew that.
So it’s just a little bit strange what Yohan has said – so maybe we don’t know the full story – any idea what Yohan is getting at?
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