PSG’s Yohan Cabaye has stated that he has struggled to adapt to being a bit part player at the Ligue 1 champions, finding it difficult starting games from the bench.
During his time at Newcastle he was one of the first names on the team sheet and has enjoyed similar fortune with the national squad. But the 28-year-old is concerned that the lack of minutes on the pitch could lead to him being dropped from the French national team.
The former Newcastle player moved to Parc des Princes in January but, despite winning the league with his new club at the end of last season, Cabaye has revealed, according to the Guardian, that he is not happy with the situation he now finds himself in.
Lack of game time
Whilst the midfielder admits that he may not be 100% satisfied by the change, he is a professional and doesn’t want to cause a fuss about it. He denies that he has spoken to manager Laurent Blanc about it as he feels that he has been part of the game long enough to deal with it himself.
He added that he is unsure what Blanc would be able to do to help the situation and what he would say to bring it up. Cabaye also said that he was still training as hard as he can to prove himself, to justify his place in the squad.
The international star may have dropped hints that he would be willing to move back across the channel. He stated that he does occasionally miss England but that the thoughts are fleeting, as they would provide too much of a distraction for him.
However, with his old club Newcastle currently struggling this season, mainly due to the fact that they failed to replace the midfielder when he moved, a possible move back to the Premier League may not be out of the question.
Cabaye has been used to being granted a starting place at Newcastle and Lille, prior to his move to the north of England. However, since his move to the French capital, he has only made 24 appearances in all competitions, scoring once.
He has only made three appearances this season, one of which he was sent off against Evian. The midfielder was key to France’s World Cup campaign, appearing in four out of the five matches they played. However, with frequent matches not coming for the star, even Cabaye is worried how long he will be relied upon.