Yohan Cabaye came off at half-time during France’s win over Portugal on Friday night, but insists it’s nothing serious.
The creative midfielder is desperate to reestablish himself in his country’s national team this term ahead of next summer’s European Championships, being told by the French manager Didier Deschamps that he will only be selected if he is playing regularly at club level.
Although he was forced to come off early against Cristiano Ronaldo and co., Yohan assured the press that it was not a serious problem, allaying any fears over the potential for him to miss next week’s clash with Manchester City before the question was even asked.
Although Yohan was no doubt pleased to have played a role in the win, France’s decisive goal didn’t arrive until the 85th minute, when Valbuena curled in a beauty to secure a morale boosting triumph for the Euro 2016 hosts.
Having stated that he is happy to play in any position for Alan Pardew at Palace as long as it means he is getting regular game time, Cabaye will have been over the moon at being given the opportunity to shine from the start against the Portugese, proving that Deschamps is a man of his word when it comes to his deliberations over squad selection.
Hopefully he can continue to impress the Frenchman in the weeks and months to come, starting with Saturday’s tie against early season table toppers Manchester City at Selhurst Park.