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Yohan Cabaye: “My situation must change”

Speaking to L’Équipe, Yohan Cabaye admitted that he feels his situation has to change this summer, for the good of his career: extracts below.

On one of the hardest periods of his career…

“Yes, it is the hardest. But I confront it without moaning about it. And I am working everyday to quickly get out of it.”

On receiving critics…

“You know, when it is all going very well, I don’t get carried away. I have always been wary of praise, because I know that it can turn very quickly into criticism. In the same way, when things are going a little less well, I am not down in the dumps. I know that football is like this.”

On Didier Deschamps’ opinion…

“It is always good to talk to him, if these are about positive or negative things. Yesterday (Monday), we talked again us two. He told me he had confidence in me. It is always good to feel that the coach is behind me. Now, it is up to me make it that next season, things go better. As I told him, I just need and want to be on the pitch.”

On thinking about staying at PSG…

“Not really. I know that if I stay, it won’t matter what I do, things won’t change. You know, people criticised me when I left for Newcastle. Because I would not be playing the Champions League with Lille and we saw the result: I played in Euro 2012 and in the 2014 World Cup. I am not worried. Sometimes, it is better to take steps back in order to start afresh and to find enjoyment again. I really enjoyed myself in England, it is a league that corresponds well with me. Today, I am at PSG. Of course, I would have liked for things to work out differently, the club too, but we must consider reality. If I have the chance to return to England, I hope that everyone will be clever enough in order for things to work out. There could of course be other destinations…”

 

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