Moussa Sissoko has returned to pre-season training and he tasted his first action today in the first half against Malaga in Germany – but Newcastle found the Spanish side in good form, especially in that first half when they knocked three goals past us without reply, and finally won the game 3-1 after a very good goal from Gabby Obertan after 60 minutes in the second half.
Moussa Sissoko –
Moussa was making some noises in Brazil that he may want to leave Newcastle in the summer, but the 24 year-old is happy with Newcastle’s new signings this summer.
This is what Moussa Sissoko said on the Newcastle official site:
“The squad here is different but I am happy with it.” “The Club has brought some new players and we will all work together to do the best for the new season.”
“I played with Manu in France at Toulouse, and with Remy Cabella in the national team. These are two good players who will do well at Newcastle in the Premier League.”
“It is a very different league to France but they have the talent to do well here, and you will see that soon.”
“It was a hard game against a good Spanish team.” “Malaga played very well. They kept the ball and tried to go forward, and we found it very hard in the first half.”
“The second half was much better and we scored one goal.” “We have to build on that performance now.” We tried to do the best we could but I found it hard because it was my first game since the World Cup.”
“In your first game you always find it difficult. You don’t know if you need to go forward or stay back, and it is very different.” “But I am happy to be out there again, playing for Newcastle, and to get my first 45 minutes.”
“Tomorrow I would like to maybe play the same again and I will be ready for the first game of the season.”
Newcastle will play an experienced side against hosts Schalke 04 tomorrow afternoon in Gelsenkirchen.
And West Ham beat Schalke 04 today by 7-6 on penalties following the Newcastle game, after it ended 0-0 after 90 minutes, and Jaaskelainen made a terrific diving save to his left from Borgmann, to finally win it for the Hammers.
Note: There will be a meeting with Peter Beardsley at the Green in Wardley, Gateshead on Friday 22nd August from 7:00 pm. Tickets are now available priced at approx £25, and that includes a meal, a glass of wine and a talk with Peter – if you’d like a ticket for this event please call the Green at 0191 4950171.
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