The midfield pair have helped Newcastle within touching distance of a top four finish.
“It’s no surprise that they are helping Newcastle push forward towards Europe. Cabaye won the double last season with Lille and is a born winner. Hatem is an amazingly talented player from France who we all knew about.
“He is a player that can produce magic when nobody expects it.
“Fingers crossed, he will be on the plane with Les Bleus for Euro 2012.”