Yohan Cabaye has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site today, and the Frenchmen was not surprisingly upbeat about the fact that the Les Bleus have brilliantly made it through to the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer, with a sensational 3-0 win in the second leg in Paris on Tuesday night, to become the first European country to ever come back from a first leg two goal deficit and still qualify.
Yohan Cabaye in action on Tuesday night
Yohan admits that he cannot wait for the World Cup to come around next summer, and the draw for the groupings, so France will know who they are up against:
“The World Cup is a long time away but I cannot wait,” “It is a big competition for every football player – the biggest – and I want to be in it.”
“I am very happy and am now waiting for the draw, to find out which teams we are going to play.” “It is good for the club that so many players could be going.”
“We know we are a good team with good players and so it is no surprise that Newcastle will have so many at the World Cup.”
“We will be representing Newcastle United as well as our countries when we are out in Brazil.” “It is a nice feeling because we were 2-0 down before the second leg and it was going to be difficult to come back,”
“But we did the right things in the game to get through.” “We always believed.” “The spirit from everyone was amazing, from start to finish, and we were very confident.”
“We knew we would get chances to score and once the first goal went in we pushed on and managed to score enough to get through.”
Alan Pardew was also upbeat in his press conference today, and was pleased for his players who had made it through to the World Cup, and he mentioned France’s win, and how Yohan Cabaye was central to that, with a great display he put in on Tuesday night when it really mattered, and France were through against all the odds.
Now we need the Frenchman to put in a similar performance for Newcastle against Norwich on Saturday afternoon, and that will be a difficult game – very much like the Hull City game at home, when we were also doing very well.
Maybe this time we can win the game and not lose it.
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