One of the most exciting players we signed in January is 23 year-old Moussa Sissoko, and he played some excellent games for Newcastle this year, especially at the start of his time on Tyneside, before getting injured and missing the last few games of the season.
Moussa Sissoko – getting back in the swing of things yesterday
But Moussa was back in Newcastle yesterday, getting back into the swing of things and the 6’2″ powerhouse is hoping he can have a good season coming up, so he can make the French World Cup squad for Brazil next summer.
“The manager played me as a number ten for a large part of last season and I’m very happy to play there. But next season we’ll see what happens. We’ll see what the manager wants, see where he wants me to play.”
“I’ll try and adapt the best I can but the objective for me is just to come out and have a good season personally because next summer is a World Cup year.” “So I want to try and play well.”
“I’ll be motivated so I can get into a good position personally to try and attack the French national team and get into the squad.” “I have rested up to make sure I come back on top form.”
Of course Moussa can play in a number of different positions, and while at Toulouse he played a lot of the time as the defensive midfielder, all 6’2″ of him, but as Moussa Sissoko says Alan Pardew played him in an attacking number 10 position last season.
That was because we had so little threat up front on goal, after we didn’t replace Demba Ba in January.
But it’s a good question as what position is Moussa’s best position, but he was a tremendous buy for the club, and we expect this lad to be a big success on Tyneside in the coming season, after seeing glimpses of what is capable of earlier this year.
Wonder how his English is coming along?
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