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Cabaye aiming for Europe

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Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye is already setting his sights on the club qualifying for the Europe this season, despite having only featured a handful of times for his new club.

The French midfielder has been in inspired form since he joined from Lille during the summer, as Newcastle have begun the season unbeaten in the Barclays Premier League.

However, Cabaye is yet to score for the Magpies, and insists if he can find the net for his new side, then qualifying for Europe is a distinct possibility.

"I wanted to discover the Premier League and see if I could play here," he explained. "Newcastle were the only club to offer me the opportunity.

"It is a great club and for me that was enough. I believe we can get Newcastle back into Europe."

 

"I like to shoot from long distances and I like to score goals. I am pretty sure my first goal will come soon."

Fellow Frenchman Gabriel Obertan has revealed that manager Alan Pardew's ability to get the best out of his squad has been the reason behind the club's faultless start in the campaign.

"It has been easy to fit into the group," Obertan said.

"It's not the easiest job, but the coach is doing great at managing egos and keeping everybody happy."

"Sometimes there is turnover and you have to explain to players why they're not playing, and he [Pardew] is doing great."

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