We had a report out just over a week ago, about how Yohan Cabaye was not getting much playing time at PSG, and at that time he had started just one game and was averaging just 30 minutes a game in his six appearances for the Paris club.
Yohan Cabaye at PSG
But Cabaye has told the French press he absolutely doesn’t regret leaving Newcastle United for the rich PSG club, which was bought by a group of Qatar investors almost three years ago, and then became a big club.
This is what 28 year-old Cabaye told RTL:
“I want to focus on the positive aspects, they are a great club and I am training with great players.”
“I’ve gone from a situation such as it was at Newcastle, where I was an automatic starter, to one in which I do not know when I will be able to play.”
“But I absolutely do not regret my choice.” “I’ve come here to win and to climb the hierarchy.”
Cabaye’s only full game for PSG was the game against Valenciennes on Valentines Day, and PSG won that game 3-0.
But you would hardly expect Yohan to say he had made a mistake after pushing for the move from Newcastle last August to Arsenal and then in January to PSG.
You wouldn’t really have expected something like this from Yohan:
“Yes I understand now it was a huge mistake to leave Newcastle United – who are a great club.”
“But I’ve made the mistake, and I now have to somehow deal with it – but I just loved my time on Tyneside – loved it.”
“And it was so good to start every single game I scored 5 goals in my last 7 appearances, as I recall.”
That’s not what he said – and we wouldn’t expect him to say he had made a mistake – even if he’s now thinking that.
But it also always takes time to settle at a new club with a different playing style – to be fair to Yohan – and he has now made 7 appearances for PSG with one goal and two assists.
We wonder if next year at this time Loic Remy will be warming the bench at Arsenal?
Just a thought.