Moussa Sissoko is one of our best players but he has been in poor form this year and we haven’t seen that best out of the French International for a long time, but Moussa says today that for the game on Sunday – the final one of the season at home to West Ham United – we have to win at any cost.
Moussa Sissoko – last game for Newcastle on Sunday?
A win and we wouldn’t need to worry about what Hull do at home to Manchester Untried, but the big worry is that this team under John Carver has got into a losing streak, and there are many ways they find to lose the game.
Take Saturday’s game at QPR, which was probably our best chance to win a game for months, and everything looked good at half time and we were comfortably ahead 1-0 from a first PL goal by Manu Riviere.
But then QPR equalized early in the second half and we fell apart, and even QPR managed to beat us – and they had nothing to play for.
West Ham are a much better side than QPR, so what does that mean if West Ham score against us on Sunday?
This is what Moussa has said:
“This weekend, regardless of the way we do it, only the three points count.” “It has been a complicated second half of the season. We’re a lot less good than we were in the first half of the season.”
“There is a lot of pressure, irritability. We’re going to have to put that to one side. We have one match left. We’re going to have to win at any cost.”
If Hull are a beaten on Sunday then Newcastle – in retrospect – will have been safe ever since we beat Aston Villa at the end of February, because we had 35 points then.
Ten games later we have 36 points so if Hull do win on Sunday and we go down – there cannot be any complaints – because we will have been the worst side with the worst record in the Premier League in the second half of the season.
Moussa Sissoko is expected to leave Newcastle in the summer – whatever happens on Sunday.