Newcastle midfielder Cabaye admits suffering depression

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye admits he battled depression earlier this season. Cabaye says he suffered after playing in the Euros with France.

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye admits he battled depression earlier this season.

Cabaye says he suffered after playing in the Euros with France.

"Depression? I am not afraid to say that. It was that," he explained to L'Equipe.

"But I was reassured reading the books of Jonny Wilkinson and Rafael Nadal, who both talked about the same thing. They talked about post competition depression and the need to have a break.

"Euro 2012 was the first big international competition I had played. It is completely different than what you could experience in daily life with your club.

"I asked myself a lot of questions. As long as you didn't experience it [depression] you cannot understand. But I was not worried.

"My injury allowed me to have some rest, meet my family and friends in Lille. When I was back in Newcastle in December I knew I felt better, but I never complained to anyone but my entourage."

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