There was some good news for Newcastle players Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy today, and each will start only one game for France during their two match South American tour.
Yohan Cabaye – exhausted last summer
Alan Pardew would be much happier if both of them were already resting up before pre-season starts in early July, and both had long summers last year when they played for France in the Euro 2012 tournament.
Cabaye has said that when he returned to Newcastle after that tournament last summer – his first ever for France – he was completely exhausted and he had to fight some depression.
Hopefully both our players will play in only one game at most for Fracne in the next four days, and then they can get some well deserved rest – although the manager will give them a few extra days break than the rest of the players.
French coach Didier Deschamps had this to say:
“I’m going to start with two totally different teams, but at the same time ensuring make two competitive teams to win both games. “
Ben Arfa is not in the squad, but that’s not a surprise after he had a falling out with Didier Deschamps when he was manager at Marseilles.
France play Uruguay tomorrow, and then play Brazil on Saturday, so that’s almost three weeks since the Premier League finished.
International players have very little rest in the summer, and they really need that to recharge their batteries – and of course next summer is the World Cup in Brazil.
They also get very well paid for what they do of course.
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