Moussa Sissoko looked such a great player in his first two games for Newcastle, when we beat Aston Villa 2-1 for our first sway win of the season, , and then followed that with a fantastic 3-2 win at home to Chelsea, and Moussa scored three goals in those two games, and two late goals to snatch a victory against Chelsea at St. James Park – one of our best results of last season.
Moussa Sissoko – could become huge player for Magpies
But it didn’t last, and Newcastle slumped and that affected the Frenchmen who had been brought in during January, and it also affected Sissoko, who didn’t score again in 18 appearances for the Magpies last term, although he had 5 assists.
This lad is a powerful player, and his physique is superbly suited to the Premier League, and the Newcastle manager talked about the 6’2″ 8 times capped French International in the Evening Chronicle today:
“You could argue that Moussa Sissoko needs to define a position for himself. He needs to find a position and he needs to be in the first team.”
“If he is going to play behind the striker then he needs a few more goals.” “If he is going to play through the middle, then who comes out?”
“Is it going to be Cheick Tiote or Yohan Cabaye?” “Or is he going to play on the side where he played for France and Toulouse?”
“He is an important factor in this team.” “His position evolves in our team.” “I think he is a terrific player and I Sissoko played in central midfield at Toulouse, and he can play the attacking role or the defensive role effectively.
And he could play in central midfield for Newcastle next season, especially in the holding role, if Cheick Tiote has another off season like he did last term. We can see Sissoko long term being the holding midfielder player at Newcastle – all 6’2″ of him.
Pardew played Moussa in the number 10 role this year, but that was because we were short of strikers up front, and if we get say Loic Remy and Darren Bent through the door this summer, we’ll have some good attacking options with Papiss Cisse and the rather unheralded Yoan Gouffran, who played great for us this year to little fanfare.
Getting two good strikers through the door is what we need to see, and we’ve noticed that some readers are saying we wont sign anybody until Joe Kinnear returns.
But holidays are not what they used to be when you are a highly paid executive – there’s those cell phone, tablets and laptops where you can get work done at any time – in any place – 24 hours a day – even when you are on holiday.
I recently got an iPhone, and it’s the best toy I’ve had since I got that tug boat for my 6th birthday from a shop on New Bridge Street, and my older brother Rod got a toy battleship – typical. 😀
Two good strikers is what we need this summer, and then we’ll be in very good shape, and Moussa can play in a number of different positions for the side – but where he will be used in the team, we’ll have to wait and see,
Where do you think he should play?
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