Debuchy - No plans to leave Lille
Mathieu Debuchy admits he misses former team-mate Yohan Cabaye but has no intention of leaving Lille and following him overseas.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 22/11/11 6:56pm
Defender Mathieu Debuchy admits he misses former team-mate Yohan Cabaye but has no intention of leaving Lille and following the Newcastle man overseas.
The two France internationals came through the youth ranks together at Lille before Cabaye made the move to St James' Park in the summer.
But 26-year-old right-back Debuchy, who recently extended his contract with the reigning Ligue 1 champions until 2015, has no desire to depart the Stade Lille-Metropole.
"I miss Yohan Cabaye, we grew up together," he told L'Equipe. "But anyway, I feel very fine at Lille. It is my club.
"We have common objectives - the big new stadium, the Champions League, international exposure.
"As long as we remain on the same wavelength, I can see myself continuing to grow at Lille."