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Cabaye Struggling To Make Impact At PSG

8:17 am, Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

It still seems that Yohan Cabaye is having trouble making an impact at PSG, since he moved there for £20M in January, leaving Newcastle  United after two and half years on Tyneside, and that’s according to the French webs-site le10sport.com.

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Yohan Cabaye – finding it had to become a starter at PSG

While Yohan usually gets a game and sometimes even a start a start in the Champions League, he has made only two starts in the French League this year, and his current record is played 10 games with one goal and three assists.

There were four good central midfielders at the Paris club when Yohan Cabaye arrived in January – Blaise Matuidi,  Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta and young Adrien Rabiot and Yohan is finding it difficult to get a lot of playing time – although of course he does still need time to settle down.

Marco Verratti in particular has been in outstanding form for PSG this year, and in the Le10Sport report they point out that Marco, Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta. have an excellent understanding – having played together for a while – and PSG manager Laurent Blanc has preferred those three in midfield.

The Frenchman probably expected to play more and get more starts than he’s getting at the moment, but he did start in the league game against St Etienne last weekend, a 2-0 home win, so maybe he’s starting to make an impact.

But as we’ve reported before, PSG are very interested in Paul Pogba of Juventus and are expected to make  a move for the 20 year-old French International central midfielder this summer, as PSG Chairman Nasser Al Khelafi has said at the beginning of the year the Paris club wanted more French players in their squad.

And money doesn’t seem to be a problem at PSG since a Qatar consortium bought them in July, 2011,  and for the second season in a row they have reached the quarter finals of the Champions League, after eliminating German club Bayer Leverkusen in the first knockout round.

Nasser Al Khelafi had said reaching the quarter finals this season was a minimum requirement, and it will be interesting to see just how far they can go in that competition this season, with or without Yohan Cabaye.

Comments welcome.

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Tags: European Champions League · European Competition · Newcastle Fans · Other News · Yohan Cabaye



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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    WOW

    ADs and then this BS

    Who Cares?

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Crystal Palace Sold Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sad News in the big picture.

    Catchy I have stopped caring

  • 3 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Next article will be Temuri Ketsabia turned 49 Yesterday.

    No hookers were invited to the party.

  • 4 G // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    @3 – That’s no way to celebrate a 49 year old Georgian’s birthday. You will be telling us there wasn’t any AK47′s or Vodka next.

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    It’s is own bloody fault he shouldn’t have left us

  • 6 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    G

    Was there?

  • 7 G // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    HD, I don’t know, but there ought to have been! Ever been to a Georgian birthday bash? Bats**t mental doesn’t even get close to how insane they are when they are celebrating.

  • 8 beermonkey // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    who cares he don’t play for us

  • 9 runheed // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Sale of Goods Act 1979…. Not fit for purpose.
    ‘If goods aren’t fit for their normal purpose they aren’t of satisfactory quality and you may have the right to return them to the seller and ask for a refund.’
    Newcastle United …. not fit for purpose
    Perhaps false advertising too…. after all they do offer to play football … and that’s definitely not true

  • 10 firebug666 // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    beermonkey

    He doesn’t play for PSG either apparently LOL

  • 11 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    I must get myself invited to one of those parties G

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    I see Ian Toon is up to his usual tricks, waiting till somebody is not about before posting a load of philosophical nonsense and accusations then doing off without explaining himself.

  • 13 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Jail

    U need to calm down and tell me if you any Georgian?

  • 14 Sav // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Ed, he was a key player, we didn’t get enough money for him and we failed to replace Cab,
    But stop mooning about the place like a lovelorn teen.
    - He ain’t never coming back. Lets get over it.

  • 15 Greebol1892 // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    He doesn’t play for us anymore….. who gives a hoot….. zzzzzzzz

  • 16 usmagpie // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Here we go again, if he really wanted to stay he would have, end of. Its the typical curse for players that do good at Newcastle and then decide the grass is greener somewhere else, look at players like Demba and now Cabaye. Loic thinks he will be better off somewhere else. Yes sitting on the bench like others and failing to make the impact they have made a Newcastle.




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