Newcastle midfielder Cabaye admits surgery has lifted his morale

Yohan Cabaye admits groin surgery has allowed him to not only get back to his best for Newcastle United, he's also shaken off a bout of depression.

Cabaye insists that he feels so much better following the surgery on his groin and he is now loving football again.

He said: "When I underwent surgery, I never asked myself if I would find my best level. My only desire was to cure my adductors, not feel any more pain and to be back perfectly fit in 2013.

"Physically I feel perfectly fine now and I am keen to fight for the club. I want to give twice as much to save the club from the drop. I want to prove to the fans that they can trust me and I can defend the Newcastle colours.

"Now that episode is over, I have much more fun going to daily training sessions. I realise how lucky I am. I felt that enthusiasm could leave and that is most dangerous."

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