Moussa Sissoko has started every game since he arrived from Toulouse in January, and he has scored three goals and he already has shown what a massive player he can be for Newcastle.
Moussa Sissoko – after scoring against Chelsea
And the French international has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site, and he says he’s been surprised at just how passionate Newcastle fans can be,.
This is what the 23 year-old had to say:
“It’s amazing. It’s so impressive to see – and hear – the support up here,” “It is completely different to what you get in France.” “I was told before I arrived that the supporters in Newcastle were something special, but I didn’t realize just how passionate they would be.”
“From my first match I have seen what people were talking about. The fact that the fans sing their hearts out for 90 minutes makes you want to give every ounce of everything you have.”
“It makes me happy and I want to go out there and play the sort of football which will make them happy.” “If the supporters give us the sort of backing that I have seen recently, then we cannot go wrong.”
“I heard the chant from the first match and it is something which is absolutely incredible.” “It’s never happened to me before, so I didn’t expect it at all. “Nothing gives you a bigger lift than when you hear the supporters chanting about you.”
“So now I owe it to them to go out there each weekend and play as hard as I can and as well as I can.” “I want to show them Newcastle were right to sign me, I will fight for the team and the supporters, and will repay the gratitude the fans have shown me.”
We are hoping that St. James’ Park is again sold out for today’s important game against Stoke City, and a third home league win in a row would be just what the Doctor ordered, and would take us onto 33 points from 29 games, and above Sunderland in the league table.
And although at some point Alan Pardew may want to give Moussa a rest and a game off, tomorrow is not the time to do that, and we need this powerful player in the starting line-up.
And what a fantastic buy this lad is for just £1.8M.
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