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Yohan Cabaye was France's Man of the Match in their final group game against Switzerland, which ended in a 0-0 draw.

The Palace star won nine tackles in midfield, more than any other player has won in a single game at Euro 2016 so far.

BBC pundit Thierry Henry heapd praise on the Eagles midfielder, who was given his first chance to shine during the tournament thanks to Didier Deschamps mixing things up with Les Bleus already qualified for the knockout stages.

And Cabaye's super performance comes during the week he confirmed he is loving life at SE25.

Asked whether he regrets choosing Palace last summer given how badly league form tailed off in 2016 he replied: “Despite the poor second half of the season, we had an excellent first half. On December 19, we were fifth (finished at 15th). I have never regretted any choice of my career."

Cabaye revealed that it was in fact Deschamps who influenced his move to Selhurst Park from Paris St Germain.

He added to L'Equipe: 

“In fact, when negotiations had advanced, I was in Clairefontaine. The France coach then came on to the subject and I told him. I quoted him the interested clubs and I asked him what he thought.

“He said.. “Yo, the most important thing for you is to find rhythm, especially in terms of your playing time”.

“That’s why I selected Palace, it’s also because I know the coach very well (Alan Pardew) and I love the Premier League."

We're delighted he joined and look forward to seeing him play next season although if he keeps playing like this for France this summer we might start getting a bit worried about big clubs starting to take notice!


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