Newcastle United midfield star Moussa Sissoko seems to have been shopping himself around already this summer, with Moussa saying again that he wants to play in the Champions League – and he says he cannot do that at Newcastle.
Moussa Sissoko – 25 year-old Newcastle midfielder
With the Euro 2016 in France next summer, Moussa will want to play regular football next season in order to stay in the French squad and be selected in the squad for Euro 2016 which France will host.
Moussa had a good first half of the season last season but like many other players he did not play well this year under interim head coach John Carver, who was officially fired today by Newcastle along with first team coach Steve Stone – both Geordie lads.
France manager Didier Deschamps has made it clear that players selected for his squad will only be those who play regularly week in week out.
This is that latest Moussa has said to Le Parisian:
“With one year to go until the Euros, you cannot change club and find yourself on the bench” “Didier Deschamps clearly told us that he will only be choosing players who are regularly playing at their clubs.”
“With one year to go until the Euros, you cannot change club and find yourself on the bench.” “At the same time, I want to play for one of the biggest clubs and I would notably like to play in the Champions League, something I cannot do at Newcastle.”
“One day or another, my hour will come. In any case, I see myself staying in England.”
If Moussa wants to stay in England and if he wants to play in the Champions League then he would have to play for one of the top clubs in England – namely one of the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal or perhaps Liverpool, who did not qualify for the Champions League last season.
And Moussa would be hard pressed to be a starter at any one of those clubs.
If he really wants to play Champions League football then he may have to go abroad – but why doesn’t he just stop trying to sell himself every summer and just commit himself to Newcastle – and concentrate on becoming a better player for us.
Maybe we will have a very good side next season, and if we do it will be because Steve McClaren gets the very best out of the Newcastle players, including Moussa – who remains one of our best players – when sufficiently motivated.