Yohan Cabaye has played well so far this season for Newcastle, but since he picked up his 5th yellow card in the fantastic win at Old Trafford on Saturday, he will miss the next game against Southampton at home on Saturday.
Yohan Cabaye – after scoring the winner at Old Trafford
Newcastle are currently seventh in the Premier League after 15 games with 26 points, but Yohan wants to keep his feet firmly on the ground and not get carried away, and he had this to say to the local press today:
“There are similarities to two years ago, but it is too early to start getting carried away,” “Five wins out of the last six matches is a very good record, and hopefully at the end, we will have the same finish as we did two years ago.”
“We can’t afford to think about the future too much at this stage, though.” “People might start talking about qualifying for Europe, or even the Champions League, but we can’t afford to think like that.”
“The Christmas period is coming, and that is always an important period. If we are in the same position as now in the middle of January, then why not start to look further forward?”
“But we have to get there first. There are going to be a lot of games in the next month, and we will have to focus on our recovery between matches.”
“We need to keep all the players as fit as we can, because that will help us play to our best, and that is the only way we can stay close to the top of the league.”
Good words from Yohan who will miss the game on Saturday, but when reminded of that after the Old Trafford win, he seemed to be welcome of the rest, after his valiant efforts for both Newcastle and France in the last few months.
It’s likely that impressive Dutchman Vurnon Anita will get the chance to start again on Saturday, although Moussa Sissoko can also play in attacking central midfield in place of Yohan.
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