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Magpie Midfielder Loves The Freedom Pardew Gives Him

10:42 pm, Friday, September 20th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

It seems that Moussa Sissoko just loves playing in the Premier League and for Newcastle United, and the French International says the Premier League is really something, and  has no intentions of returning to France to play his football. That’s not surprising.

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Moussa Sissoko in action last Saturday at Villa Park

Moussa has been interviewed in the French daily L’Equipe, and he says he’s happy that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has given him some freedom in midfield, but that when the ball is lost,  the Newcastle players must get back and regroup very quickly into their original positions.

This is what Moussa said in an upbeat interview to the French media:

“Here, the coach pushes us to regroup”. “We will not see the left winger turn into right midfielder, but there’s an incredible freedom, one can try things, but on one condition, that when the ball is lost, all positions are filled and we regroup.”

“In France, you’re allowed to leave your role a lot less, especially in clubs where the means and the quality of the workforce is limited.” “I think that at PSG and Monaco, coaches allow their big players to take the initiative.”

Sissoko was brought in last January from Toulouse, after being a long-term target of Newcastle’s, and he struggled at times,  like the rest of  our new recruits last season.

However, he has looked very good so far this season, and he is a powerful player who gives Newcastle some real power and strength in midfield.

And it seems that Newcastle bought wisely in January,  given that Moussa, Mathieu Debuchy and Yanga-Mbiwa are now starters for the side, along with Loic Remy, who was brought in on a season-long loan deal in August.

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Tags: Loic Remy · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Mathieu Debuchy · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours


4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Lets all laugh at SUNDERLAND!!!

  • 2 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    This has been the first weekend in a while that we seem to be approaching with a new found confidence, when was the last time you even came on here to see 3 – 4 nil predictions


  • 3 Brutooon // Sep 20, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    he is a box to box midfielder, last season AP play him as a 2nd striker and sometimes a winger which he is NOT

  • 4 Douglas // Sep 21, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    Krul To Be Kind: Its tempting to be more confident, but lets wait until we’ve played 10 games.

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