Moussa Sissoko has looked in very good form for Newcastle so far this season, and he adds some power, control and strength to Newcastle’s midfield, where has taken his more accustomed role in the center of midfield, and is looking to be a very good player for Newcastle.
Moussa Sissoko – a powerful player for Newcastle
Sissoko is one of a number of Frenchmen who could be in France’s World Cup squad for next summer in Brazil, and we expect to see the France manager Didier Deschamps at St. James’ Park one or two times this season – surely.
Moussa, Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy, Ben Arfa, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Loic Remy are players who can expect to be competing for a place in the French squad for next summer’s World Cup, and Yoan Gouffran could even force himself into the reckoning, if he continues his good form on Tyneside.
Moussa Sissoko has talked today about his time at Newcastle , and he says it was tough when he first arrived on Tyneside in January – and this is what the French International said in the Daily Mail today:
“It was very tough for me at first when I arrived in England, but I put a lot of effort in to learn the language, so my English is getting much better.”
“We are in the UK and England and we live with the English culture, so it is important to continue to make that effort. We are all settled into the squad and life here.”
“Perhaps we are not perfect but we definitely know how to communicate with each other when we are on the pitch.”
“The big difference in Premier League and especially here at Newcastle is that the fans get behind us in good and bad times, and for the whole 90 minutes of every game, home and away.”
“They travel everywhere, which is something as a player you appreciate and enjoy.” “In France it only needs one or two bad results and people might stop to come to games and boo a lot more.”
“Also, it is very rare people travel distances to away games, which is something I really appreciate in England.” “In England, the fans love their club and they are completely behind them and their city where they are born, and it is really different.”
“In the street people are so excited to meet and speak with you.”
Those are some interesting comments about the fans, and Moussa seems to have settled in quickly at Newcastle, and having tuned 24 in August, Moussa has the time to develop into a star player at Newcastle.
He has great potential and his game resembles that of Patrick Vieira, the former Arsenal midfield powerhouse, and also Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, and if he can get anywhere near to the class of those two players, he will do very well indeed on Tyneside.
So far Moussa has played 24 times for Newcastle with 3 goals, and two of those goals were scored against Chelsea after we were 2-1 down late in the second half, and they won us a famous victory 3-2 at St. James’ Park last season, shortly after Moussa had arrived.
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