Yohan Cabaye has today commented on Newcastle United’s visit to Loftus Road a week today declaring how he can’t wait to take a bite out of former Magpie Joey Barton.
Cabaye has shown during his four games so far this season that he is a quality player and is even not afraid of putting his foot in during a physical game. This was most notable in the Tyne-Wear derby where he left his foot in on Phil Bardsley.
The QPR fixture is one where potentially it may turn into a battle of the strongest with tough tacklers present in both sides. Cabaye has indicated that he will need these qualities when he comes face to face with Barton.
Cabaye commented ‘It was difficult to adjust to English football at first. I have had to adapt but the only way you can get more experience of it is by playing. That is how I will get better’.
With each game that I have seen Cabaye play in he has become more and more involved in the play and seems to have begun to adjust to the way that the EPL is played.
Reflecting on the difference between Ligue 1 and the Premier League Cabaye added;
‘The Premier League is more physical and faster than French football. In France it’s more tactical- a lot of short passes. Here it’s different. There are no easy games. In France you have a few games where it’s easier- here, never!’
The former Lille midfielder has clearly identified how different these league’s are and I get the impression that he seems to be relishing the chance to be playing for us in the Premier League.
Cabaye has also revealed to the Newcastle faithful that he truly understands the passion behind the club. Dreamboat Cabaye spoke about the Derby game saying;
‘It was the best atmosphere I had ever played in. I really enjoyed it. Now I understand better what it means to be a Newcastle United player. We really wanted to win that game for them and for us’.
It certainly seems that Cabaye was briefed on how important this game was for both the players and the fans.
The Frenchman admitted that it was a wrench to see the Merseyside-born midfielder leave but has warned he will not spare him ahead of his reunion at Loftus Road.
‘I am looking forward to it. I’m sad to see Joey go. I will be happy to see Joey again next week and to win against him!’.
Cabaye further added that the game will be a tough test for the team who is unbeaten in the season so far but added that it has been a very good start for the team.
‘We’ve taken seven points from three games in the Premier League. We’re pleased to have kept the momentum going by beating Fulham. It’s perfect for the team’.
Yohan Cabaye has once again demonstrated wise words about the team and has clearly indicated that he is ready for the upcoming test against QPR. The attitude of the French midfielder is clearly evident and the games that he has played in for us has certainly shown that he has improved in each game he has played in.
With this work ethic Cabaye will certainly become a fan favourite among the Geordie faithful!