Moussa Sissoko has shown himself to be a very good player in the two game he has already played for Newcastle United, since his £1.8M move (what an absolute bargain) from Toulouse last month, but opposing Premier League defenses will now be ready for Moussa, and he will find it much more difficult from now on – at least that’s according to his manager Alan Pardew.
Moussa Sissoko after scoring great goal against Chelsea last Saturday
This is what the Newcastle manager said about both relegation for Newcastle still being a possibility, and about his new star Moussa Sissoko, who played 80 minutes for France in the 2-1 loss to Germany in Paris on Wednesday evening:
“Of course relegation is a possibility – and I still will think about it until such time as we have 40 points because it might take 40 this year.” “In the past, 37, 38 has been enough. I have a feeling it won’t be this year, so we have got to keep working.”
“We are by no means out of the situation we are in.” “It’s nice to be around the city with a more positive feel in terms of our fans and how they feel about the team.” “It’s very, very important. It can’t be underestimated that that’s what we are here for. “
“That’s what we want to do, represent the city and have the city in a good mood about the team.” “Unfortunately for a long period of the season, we haven’t managed to do that.” “Sissoko will find it more difficult from now on.”
“He had a lot of room to run into against Chelsea and if you give him the room, he’s going to exploit it.” “Of course teams are going to make it much more difficult for him.”
Newcastle fans have been very pleasantly surprised by the last two showings of this new Newcastle side, and we’ll get another chance tomorrow to see just how good the side is – against another top four side – but this time away from home.
We have two league wins in a row for the first time this season, and it would be good to add to that record with two successive away wins in a row tomorrow afternoon, after we finally broke our duck on the road with that very hard fought 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
It’s possible Newcastle can win this game tomorrow – but we’ll have to play as well as we did against Chelsea, if we are to achieve that.
Howay The Lads!!
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