Yohan Cabaye - Newcastle United Football News

Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye says players in England spend too much time “joking and singing”.

The midfielder who scored his first goal for the club in the 1-0 win against Wigan at the weekend Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye says players in England spend too much time “joking and singing”.

“It’s fine to go out once in a while but not every weekend,” Cabaye told The Sun.

“Here in England, if you like to go out and you do not have a stable family around you, then things can soon go off the rails.

“Newcastle treat you as grown-up and let you run your life. Players are policed far less than at French clubs. There is a completely different approach here.

“If you meet other players in the street, or even within the club, you wonder if they really are professionals.

“On the pitch they give their all. They’re 100 per cent focused on football and getting the result.

“But once the game is over, irrespective of whether they have played well or not, they are all joking and singing.”