It’s fair to say that Moussa Sissoko has been disappointing this year for Newcastle, although he had a decent enough game on Saturday when we finally managed to break the eight game losing streak, and Moussa can be a massive player for us at QPR on Saturday, and at home to West Ham on the last day of the season – Sunday, May 24th – when the result may decide whether we survive in the Premier League.
Moussa Sissoko in action last Saturday
Moussa scored the one goal that beat QPR earlier this season at St. James’ Park when Harry Redknapp was still the manager, and the French International has said this today on the Newcastle web-site:
“QPR is a massive game for this team and the Club,” “When you play in the Premier League it doesn’t matter where the team are in the division – every game is different but every game is hard.”
“QPR are already relegated but will still make it difficult for us because they now have no pressure on them. What is important is that we go there with confidence, a week of good training behind us and go to win the game.”
“We got a good point against West Brom last weekend but we cannot stop now. We have to keep going and get the points we need in the final two games. We have to show good character again.”
“The fans were excellent last week – they were right behind us – and we will need that again when we go to Queens Park Rangers.”
The fans will be right behind the lads on Saturday for sure – and it’s a very good time for the players to give something back to the fans, after such a terrible year – when we have two wins in 18 games.
As we said Moussa could be a huge player for us in these two vital games for the future of Newcastle United.
With John Carver’s press conference scheduled for tomorrow, we shudder to think what national news he will be making this week, but after the draw against West Brom John said he would only talk about football from now on.
We hope he keeps to that promise.
And we have to assume that somebody like Lee Charnley has had a little talk to him about not saying such daft things in his press conferences, and John needs to know this is not all about him – it’s about keeping Newcastle in the Premier League.
What do you think?