Sissoko – I Am Very Satisfied With My Role At Newcastle

Moussa Sissoko has been on of Newcastle’s best players so far this season, and the 25 year-old  provides power, strength and skill on the pitch for the Magpies.

Moussa Sissoko PR goal

Moussa Sissoko – one of Newcastle’s best players

And Moussa has come out today and said this about his role at Newcastle:

“The coach considers me an important part of the group, particularly because of my international status and equally down to my good performances for the team since arriving at Newcastle.”

“I am very happy with where I am right now.” “Sometimes I have even been handed the captain’s armband, and thus I am very satisfied with my role here.”

“I try to be my best in each match to make the best impression possible, and I hope to continue progressing in order to go even further.”

Alan Pardew has lost some of his best players at Newcastle over the last four years, and they include Andy Carroll, Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy and the  Londoner didn’t want any of those players to leave.

The first three left in January and were not replaced in that month – and Debuchy left last summer – and the total transfer fees were around £64M for the four.

Owner Mike Ashley controls who comes and goes on Tyneside, and every player has their price at Newcastle – if a club bids big enough money the player is gone – whatever the consequences to the team.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about his midfield star today:

“We have not had contact from anybody else or heard from anybody else. He is playing for a club where big clubs have come before and taken players away.”

“I understand that, so therefore I guess he is a player they will be looking at. That’s all I can say because he has been terrific for us.”

“Moussa impacts the opposition in an offensive way. He has been absolutely superb for us and I am looking for a big game from him.

“He is only a young player, 25, and he has already got 27 national caps for France. This is a guy who could win 50, 60 or 70 caps for France. He is a powerful player and he is better player now than he was back then.

“He has more experience and a better knowledge of the Premier League. He has technically improved, without a doubt.”

Maybe Moussa has seen that when you leave Newcastle it can sometimes be difficult when you join a top club who have very good players.

Yohan Cabaye has found it very difficult to get many games at PSG, and Loic Remy is at best the third choice striker at Chelsea behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.

We don’t think Moussa will leave the club next month, but he could be on his way in the summer, if he keeps up his excellent form for the Magpies.

Moussa has played 75 times with 8 goals for Newcastle and as Alan says – he has 27 caps for France.

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31 comments so far

  • scout

    Dec 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #1

    If Ashley spent 50-60 million in January we would be pushing for top 4 imo.
    We need a big striker and a centre half with bags of pace.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Say what you like about Alan, but he has a pretty smooth sales patter. Where can I get one of these Sissoko`s? Sounds good.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #3

    If you get down to Nufc shop this Jan, be sure to pickup a bargain, some good end of line Willos and obsolete Gouffrans for next to nothing!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 25, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s forgot to mention the free 2014 advent calander thrown in if you make a bid before the 31st

  • nut meg

    Dec 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Looks like he’s talking him up just as he did the other departures.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Just to set right a few misconceptions that a few posters on here seem to adhere to .Folk seem to think when criticising Alan Pardew that the Toons past is more illustrious than it actually is . Other than KK and SBR , AP is the only Newcastle manager to have achieved a top flight 5th place (Dalglish’s 2nd was really KK’s ).The great Joe Harvey never got higher than 7th (the Fairs cup qualification was done from 10th place under the twin cities rule ) .The top flight league championships were all won under a selection committee , the same committee that lost 3 successive derby games .Neither SBR nor KK won away to Manure .It can truly be said `a little knowledge is a dangerous thing `. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all

  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 25, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #7

    hmmm yes sounds like pards is a commission based sales rep prob has a vectra fitted with beaded seat covers and wears string backed leather gloves whilst driving it

  • lesh

    Dec 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Pardew using words such ‘…. is playing for a club where big clubs have come before and taken players away…’ is disgraceful. He’s betraying his perception of Newcastle United and letting players who he should be convincing players that we are a big club. Show some ambition Pardew and keep on banging on Ashley’s door until Ashley’s wen convinced of the need to build on the talent we’ve got rather than sell ’em!

    Does he ever wonder why players see us as a stepping stone to a so called ‘big club’?

  • John Tudor

    Dec 25, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #9

    spend nowt refuse to get of the dead wood
    then suffer the consequences

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 25, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #10

    King Percy has appeared to confirm what we all knew – we are a stepping stone club.
    No aspirations of football glory at all.
    Begs the question what is a football club for.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    fatty must be close to clawing back the money he thinks we owe him by now so he should be looking to seel surely or is he going to leech off us till he drops of his perch

  • Graeme

    Dec 25, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Mister Tuff – See the statement, top right of the page; Sir Bobby sums it up rather nicely – but does the term ‘”Football Club” apply to us?

    We are more like a “bring & buy sale’ without the “bring”
    We are geared up to survive, we are not geared up to “Succeed” in any way. Stay in the Prem, rake in the TV Payments; minimum spend on Players, maximise income by selling best players as soon as a good offer is tabled.

    We are a joke of a club to be honest.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 25, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Jeff from benwell,
    Strange how people like you who love to violently rage against people who don’t like Mike Ashley love to point out the clubs past failings !

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 25, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #14

    How can you not love pardew and Ashley, they are legends.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 25, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Only joking merry Xmas everyone.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 25, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ve essentially believed that Newcastle is progressing little by little under Ashley. Slowly balancing its books, improving infrastructure and the squad, looking to build a better side and get better results, but it is unclear to me that this is actually true. It just seems at least as plausible to me as keeping the club mid table, which does seem counter intuitive, almost sinister. It is also the line we do get from the club, and Pardew, and eventually you simply will have run out of excuses that would wash.

    One thing I have noticed though, that seems clear enough, is the side we put out in the derby, for example, that beat the Mackems 5-1 the season we came back up 4 years ago, looks about as good as this one, in many ways better, certainly had more self belief and heart, and more capacity to score goals, which hardly suggests progress, nor does losing 4 in a row in the same fixture in the years to follow.

    It’s hard for me to believe Ashley can continue to get away with just building players up, moving them on, and bobbing along mid table. He surely needs to do more even if he only to avoid more scenes like the ones we saw the beginning of this season. Losing Sissoko and not getting that now and already sadly missed quality centre forward in, would I think simply re open old wounds and old tensions between the club and it’s fans.

    It’s hard to believe the club would allow that, but then again you also get the feeling Ashley maybe just can’t help himself.

  • anthc

    Dec 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #18

    No good spending 40-60 million without a manager who knows what to do with it.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 25, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Merry Christmas Motherfcukers 😉 .

  • bladeuser

    Dec 25, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #20

    need i say anymore

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Mashley could have given da fans a Christmas present by firing p45due.

    I reckon p45due show try something different tomorrow. Something called four four two!

  • jimiley

    Dec 25, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Sissoko will be sold in January or June for 15 to 20 million. More casino money. The happy clappers in the stadium will clap on. Morons.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 25, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #23

    need i say anymore` – Hi nice to engage in adult debate with you

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 25, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Fat boy will spend more money on glasgow rangers than he will on newcastle this coming year

  • Sliema

    Dec 25, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #25


    How does it feel to be so gullible? How does it affect you in the rest of your life?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 25, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #26

    It would make my Christmas if i found out welshgeordie9 was hospitalized until school starts again next year !

  • why oh why

    Dec 25, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #27

    If he goes he goes
    Just hope he gets a cf

  • why oh why

    Dec 25, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Ings hopefully proper cf
    Real English traditional cf
    None of this. French bollocks
    Go is rumoured no thanks

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 25, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Sorry to disappoint you scrooge but I’m having great time tonight, having a couple of beers watching films, and I will be more in a good mood tomorrow when we will get a good result tomorrow.

  • toon kk

    Dec 25, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Merry Christmas everyone.
    Just a pity we’re in for a good thumping off a premier league football team, I suppose its hard trying to compete with a championship side, so we shouldn’t be surprised by all our defeats.
    But fingers crossed.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #31

    welshgeordie9 // nadolig hapus a blwyddyn newydd lewyrchus


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