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Frenchman Sad To See Barton Go

05 Sep 2011 11:02:25

Frenchman Sad To See Barton Go

Yohan Cabaye says he can't wait to tackle former United midfielder Joey Barton next week. Yohan Cabaye: “It was difficult to adjust to English football at first. I have had to adapt but the only way you can get more experience of it is by playing. That is how I will get better. “The Premier League is more physical and faster than French football. In France it’s more tactical – a lot of short passes. Here it’s different. “Here there are no easy games. In France you have a few games where it’s easier – here, never! “The Premier League is famous for that. I made my debut against Arsenal and it was a very difficult game, even though I did the double in France. “Then there was the derby, which was the best atmosphere I had ever played in. I really enjoyed it. “It was totally different to playing in France. Even playing for the national team, the atmosphere is very different. “Now I understand better what it means to be a Newcastle United player. After the game I wanted to thank the fans, because they were fantastic in the derby. We really wanted to win that game for them and for us. “It was most important to win against Sunderland. “I am looking forward to the game on Monday (v QPR). I’m sad to see Joey go. I will be happy to see Joey again next week – and to win against him! “We’ve taken seven points from three games in the Premier League. “We’re pleased to have kept the momentum going by beating Fulham. It’s perfect for the team.”


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