We’ve said it before that if Patrick Vieira is appointed as the new Newcastle head coach, he could get the very best out of the many French players still at Newcastle – and not many of them had good seasons last term – especially under John Carver.
Moussa Sissoko heading home against West Ham
Moussa Sissoko is one Newcastle player the club wants to keep this summer, since when he’s on form he’s a powerful player for us – and he’s often been compared in style and physique to Vieira – who in his career was one of the best players in the world.
Speaking to RMC today Sissoko seems delighted that Vieira could get the head coach job on Tyneside:
“I heard about this yesterday.” “If he comes to Newcastle I would be very happy.” “He was a role model for me. He played in the same position as I do.”
“At the moment, the manager is still John Carver.” “Even if the second half of the season was difficult, he is someone who I appreciate.”
“He allowed me to learn faster and faster, to be the best.”
Newcastle fans need a boost and Newcastle players need a boost after a terrible final 11 games to the season – although the last one wasn’t bad – we won – but the previous ten were terrible and we picked up one solitary point.
Moussa played his part in the 2-0 win at home to West Ham, and the French International was ready for the game, and he was so determined when he easily out-jumped Hammers left-back Aaron Cresswell to head home Jonas Gutierrez’ inch perfect cross to put Newcastle ahead after 54 minutes.
Hopefully we’ll know who the head coach will be at Newcastle before the end of this week.
There’s lots of work to be done this summer in the transfer market, and to prepare the side for next season – so we get off to a good start.
We cannot have another season like last season – it was far too painful.