We need every player who plays for Newcastle at Cardiff City today, to play for their own pride, and since that’s what Alan Pardew told them to do in that second half at Everton on Monday, and it seemed to work so well, then maybe that pre-game talk from Alan Pardew today in south Wales could even work again.
Moussa Sissoko and other disappointed players on Monday night
There’s no doubt that Newcastle have some very good players – but we are under-performing this season, and how many times have we done that over last season and this?
The 24-year-old French Intentional is one of the few who has turned up for our games this season, and put in some competent displays, and he’s looked strong and powerful in midfield, but he can do even better for Newcastle.
This is what Alan said in the Mail today about Sissoko:
“I think Moussa’s one of those players who’s giving a level of performance, like he did against Everton in Monday night’s 3-2 defeat.”
“But some games he can really hurt teams.” “He is that type of player where that bus isn’t going to come along every week.” “But when it does, you just enjoy it.”
“He still does a very good job for us. Obviously he adds height and power to our team, as we’re not the biggest team. He’s very important.”
Both Moussa Sissoko and Yohan Cabaye will be two of the three midfield players today, with the other one being between Vurnon Anita and Cheick Tiote, and both are playing well at the moment.
If Pardew wants to fill the midfield to add more solidity to the team today, he could start all four midfielders.
But we need something out of the game in south Wales, and maybe Moussa can get us a goal, and that would be his fourth goal for Newcastle., since he joined us from Toulouse in January.
It’s certainly shaping up to be a massive game for Newcastle.
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