Cabaye Backing For Toon Striker!

Last updated : 08 October 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

dYohan Cabaye: "He's scored important goals - twice again [on Saturday] - and he helped us to win the game, so of course he deserves to be in the France squad.

France will head into the clash with Finland level on points with Group I leaders Spain, but having played a game more, and needing an unlikely favour from either Belarus or Georgia if they are to qualify automatically.

Yohan Cabaye: "For me, it's fantastic because I love to play forward and with him. It's so easy because he's quick.

"He can move very fast and very cleverly, so it's very, very important for us. He gives us another way to play.

"It's going to be very important because the World Cup is not far now.

"We have to play the last qualifying game. We are sure of the play-offs now, but we never know and we are going to have to beat Finland at home and wish for something.

"Now it's going to be very important to play well with Newcastle from the next game until the end to hopefully be in the squad for the World Cup."

Remy is winning his fitness race to play for France this week.

The striker shrugged off an ankle injury picked up in training last Friday to score both Newcastle’s goals in their 2-1 win over Cardiff City on Saturday.

He did not managed to last the 90 minutes and Alan Pardew admitted the club’s new signing was struggling.

However, reports from France last night suggested Remy would be ready to face Australia in a friendly on Friday night.

The French then take on Finland next Tuesday.

Remy is a favourite of France boss Didier Deschamps.

He has 18 caps and four goals so far for Les Bleus.