Crystal Palace star: I’ll use this Man United legend as inspiration for the FA Cup final

19 May



“I liked Cantona’s mentality. He had fantastic confidence and he was such a great player. He was one of the biggest French players”


Yohan Cabaye

“But when a French player was playing, of course the game was on live. We could watch the game.

“Cantona, even David Ginola, were very important for French players to know more about the Premier League.

“I liked Cantona’s mentality. He had fantastic confidence and he was such a great player. He was one of the biggest French players.”

Cantona’s most controversial moment in English football came against Palace – when he launched his infamous kung-fu kick at a fan at Selhurst Park in 1995.

Cantona’s ban for that incident ended up costing him his place in the France squad.

In contrast, Cabaye is currently riding high ahead of Euro 2016.

Cabaye quit high-flying Paris St-Germain for regular football with Palace last summer to boost his chances of making the finals.

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