Yohan Cabaye discusses the differences between playing for Crystal Palace and representing France

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Crystal Palace have made a flying start to their Premier League season, with Yohan Cabaye at the heart of everything good they have done.

Yohan Cabaye has told FourFourTwo how playing for France differs from representing Crystal Palace. 

The 29-year-old has recently been called-up to international duty, due to his wonderful start to the Premier League season, and he admits that it is a big transition to get used to playing for his country again. 

Cabaye has played in a 4-2-3-1 system at Palace, but France's more attacking style means that he has to adjust quickly to the demands. 

"I feel very good. I have another approach to weeks of training. It allows me to prepare differently," Cabaye said to FourFourTwo

"To have the confidence of the coach is important to me. It gives me confidence coming here.

"The system is different at club level. We play with two defensive midfielders. You have to find your bearings quickly coming here, to play with your head, but I'm not worried. It comes naturally."

Cabaye has not played for France since 2010, but Didier Deschamps has found it impossible to ignore his brilliant form for Palace.

The gifted central-midfielder has guided the Eagles into fourth place in the Premier League table, and he has conducted their play throughout the season.

Cabaye's move to Selhurst Park last summer from PSG raised a number of eyebrows, but the switch appears to have worked out for all parties.

France take on Armenia and Denmark in friendlies over the upcoming international break, with the team trying to prepare for hosting Euro 2016. 

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