Moussa Sissoko was the Newcastle captain on Saturday against Arsenal, and he was a powerful player in central midfield for us, and scored a great goal four minutes into the second half that was brilliantly set up for him by Ryan Taylor and Remy Cabella, who had another very good game for the Magpies.
Moussa Sissoko – scored after 49 minutes
Two Olivier Giroud goals in four minutes in the first half had the Gunners 2-0 up at the break and Moussa admits Carver had told the team they had to watch out for the top French striker.
This is what the Newcastle captain said after the game:
“We played very well but I think the keeper was fantastic. We are a little bit sad but when you play against a big team you know the game will be hard – but I think the team showed a good performance.”
“We started well in the first ten minutes but then we concede so many free-kicks, we know Arsenal have big players and Giroud scored two goals.”
“After that the game was hard. I know every year Giroud scores a lot of goals, and before the game the manager says we have to be very careful about him, but we weren’t.“
“At half-time the manager said the second half is another game or we can stay in the changing room and the game is dead.” “I think we showed character and we can be happy about that.”
“We have to learn from this match and do better at Sunderland. I came here over two years and we have lost every derby game.”
“Now though it is a new game and you have to do everything because it is a massive game for us, the fans, the city, everybody.”
Moussa will be captain in our next game which is the derby at the Stadium of Light – so there’s one Newcastle player who will be really motivated that Sunderland don’t win five games in a row.
If they do, it would be unbearable and we could be in deep trouble, and asking where our next win will come from.
Moussa plays well when he’s the Magpies captain, and we expect a number of our players to be really motivated – we hope a number of our players will be really motivated.
And the lads need to play the whole game against Sunderland like they played the second half against the Gunners.
If we can put Arsenal under terrific pressure, we must be able to do the same at Sunderland, who have been in very poor form almost all season.
We need a win a week on Sunday.
You can follow us on our three social media sites below: