Cabaye lines up for France against Spain tonight in a match that has the potential to be a classic World Cup qualifier in Madrid.
Spain’s iconic coach Vicente Del Bosque: “France are a great side.
"They have Karim Benzema, who is one of one of the best strikers in the world and an extraordinary player, plus Franck Ribery and also Cabaye who has become important for them.
“Cabaye is very creative. He is probably the most talented player that France have.
“He takes the set-pieces, dictates play and manages the game for them. For the French, he is a bit like their Xavi.”