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"He's a complete player" - Toon's French midfielder backed to shine

David Ginola claims Yohan Cabaye must deliver for Newcastle to win his place back in the French squad.

Cabaye, who recently went on strike after a summer move to Arsenal failed to materialise, has apologised to Newcastle fans for his conduct.

Ginola played more than 60 games for the Toon during Kevin Keegan's first spell as manager, and believes that Cabaye needs Newcastle as much as the club needs him. 

"He's looking forward. In front of him he has got the World Cup next summer in Brazil. He has to get his place back in the French squad and to do that he needs to put in some good performances for Newcastle. It's as simple as that.

"He's a good player. He's a big asset for the club. They need him, but he knows as well that he needs Newcastle," Ginola told the Daily Mirror.

The French winger who returned to St James' Park last week to play in Steve Harper's testimonial match has described Cabaye as a "complete player".

"I don't think there are many players as good as him. He can deliver, he can score goals, he can tackle and track back, he's got good vision. He's a complete player."

Cabaye returned to Newcastle's starting XI in last weekend's 2-1 victory away at Aston Villa. He will be hoping to build on that this weekend when the Magpies host Hull City. The creative midfielder is seeking a return to form after a poor 2012/13 during which he struggled with fatigue and injuries.

What are your thoughts on Yohan Cabaye? Can he recapture his form and have a good season on Tyneside?

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