Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko had another good game in the middle of the park for Newcastle against Manchester United on Wednesday night and he has called on his team mates to still finish in the top ten this season.
Moussa Sissoko challenges Wayne Rooney on Wednesday night
With all our injuries and the fact that Papiss Cisse is likely yo receive a seven match ban from the FA today, for his altercation with Jonny Evans on Wednesday night when they spat at each other, that’s looking like a tall order.
However after the game, Moussa talked on the Newcastle web-site, and called on his team mates to win our next game at Everton:
“When you play against the big teams you have to play your best and of course one point would have been better than nothing.”
“We as a team are very hungry to score and to win but we need to learn about these big games and we need to go forward and try to win the next one.”
“Our team objective remains to finish in the top ten this season. To play at Everton a week tomorrow will not be easy but we are going there for the win so we can come back with three points.”
Newcastle are now 4 points behind West Ham who are in 10th place with a much superior goal difference to Newcastle (16 goals worse off), so we are really 5 points out of 10th place with 10 games to play.
It’s certainly possible to pick up the points and overtake West Ham but we need wins to do that, and we have precious few of those this year,
In fact in 10 games played this year under John Carver in all competitions we only have two wins – 3-0 at Hull and 1-0 at home to Aston Villa last Saturday.
We really need to start winning more games and since Everton play on Thursday night at home in the Europa League to Dynamo Kiev, it’s certainly a good time to play the Toffees.
After finishing 5th last season in Roberto Martinez’ first term in charge, Everton have struggled this season and with 28 points from their 28 games played, they are only 6 points above the drop zone.
In their last five league games, they have only two points, so a win is certainly possible for Newcastle.
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