Yohan Cabaye will miss the game on Saturday at home to Southampton, and that match is likely to be another test of this new Newcastle, and if we under-estimate the Saints we will probably lose the game.
Yohan Cabaye – after scoring winner last Saturday
The new Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has got the side playing some great football, and they are just three points behind Newcastle in the league table, after spending the first half of last season fighting against relegation.
The absence of Yohan Cabaye because of getting his 5th yellow card at Old Trafford, will give players like Vurnon Anita a chance to impress in the attacking central midfield role, and Yohan himself seems happy with the one week break:
“Maybe the suspension will prove to be a good thing. It will allow me to relax for a little bit because I have been very busy for the national team.”
“I could feel myself starting to get a bit tired, so perhaps the next week will give me an opportunity to relax and get some treatment that I need. It is hard to play so many games, and maybe I need this break.”
“France could have got a much worse draw,” “The three games are not going to be easy and the teams we are playing against deserve to be playing at the World Cup as well.”
“I don’t know so much about Ecuador or Honduras, but we will not be taking anything for granted. We have to be focused on the job we have ahead of us. Our mentality has to be right, and our target is to go through to the last 16.”
Cabaye was the scorer of the winning goal last Saturday at Old Trafford, which gave Newcastle a very famous win.
But now we have to find a way of getting all 3 points at home against the Saints, and that will not be easy against a side who are much improved this season.
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