Remy Cabella Shows His Class – Video

Remy Cabella may be struggling just a little in his first few games in England with Newcastle United, but Remy made his very first start for France last night in their friendly at Serbia, and he had a good game in the 1-1 draw.

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Remy Cabella – in France’s colors

France had beaten Spain 1-0 on Thursday, and manager Didier Deschamps made a host of changes to the team and brought in Cabella, Bacary Sagna, Jeremy Mathieu, Lucas Digne, Morgan Schneiderlin, and former Newcastle players Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy into the starting eleven.

24 year-old Remy Cabella made France’s first goal in the first half after only 13 minutes, when his left wing cross went over to the impressive Paul Pogba at the far post, and the Juventus man made no mistake from close range to put France in front.

And France had most of the possession and chances after that, but couldn’t get another goal and then with only ten minutes to go Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov scored with a  magnificent free-kick with just 10 minutes to go leveled the score.

The game was played in the Stadion FK Partizan in Belgrade, and even though France assumed control of the game after their first goal, Serbia came close a couple of times before half time and one close call was when Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic’s header hit the bar from Tosic’s free-kick.

But then Cabella had an effort from the edge of the box early in the second half that was only just saved by Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.

France continued to dominate in the second half with Cabella playing well, but when it’s only 1-0 the game’s never safe and so it proved when Kolarov score a fantastic equalizer on 80 minutes.

France are hosts of the Euro 2016 competition, and so will have to rely on friendlies to prepare for that tournament and in Paris on Thursday night they beat Spain 1-0 with a Loic Remy goal, to hand Spain their third defeat in their last four games.

Here’s some video of Cabella last night.

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6 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Pardew gave the half time talk.

  • cyprus

    Sep 8, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #2

    On this, it’s true that our (remaining) France players tend to play well for their country, look at Siss for example.

    I hope that the ‘team’ will use these dead weeks to try to gel, as it still looks as disjointed as always. I know it’s cliche and also it’s even expected, but it does seem that we are always waiting for a moment of individual brilliance in order to be saved. Still, when you look at the organised attacks of units like Everton etc., you wonder how come our players can’t do that.

    Before, when HBA was here, it felt a bit like we were a daring even naughty runaway teenager (with the AP persona), trying to do his own thing, by himself. If things went really sour, there was always daddy (HBA) to come in and save the situation. Now, it’s up to us alone.

    Anyway, AP has said the remaining ones are good players, so surely they can combine if they train to do so.

    216cyprus // Sep 8, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    On another matter,
    TBH, last game was a bit Keeganesque; the entertainers should have won the PL if they hadn’t been so gung ho, if they’d done a Chelsea once in a while.
    In the last game, they should have delayed play, they should have shut shop in the last 5-6 minutes…

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 8, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Very difficult to judge a players quality at international level, particularly in friendlies and qualifiers. The gulf between teams is huge regularly, and players in a France side should look good against most of the teams they play. Even the most average players can do well internationally if they are playing for one of the better sides – just look at Crouch, and to a lesser extent Welbeck’s international contributions. Just looking at goals scored per cap, you would be forgiven for thinking Crouch is one of the finest centre forwards of his generation.

    I’m not discounting it altogether, some games will be far harder, but it is a poor way to judge a player. The Prem top 4, La Liga top 3, PSG, Juve, Bayern, Dortmund etc would all beat the majority of international sides quite comfortably.

  • Zambiantoon

    Sep 8, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #4


  • Thump

    Sep 8, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to, Zambiantoon? Your insights are very intriguing.

  • WestOzMag

    Sep 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Case in point. He goes away on international duty, plays under a different manager, different tatics and has a blinder.



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