Newcastle Star – I Cannot Play Champions League At Newcastle


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.

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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.

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147 comments so far

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #1

    You won’t be playing CL anywhere else either, good view from the bench though.

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  • dexter53

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Get rid. Hes constantly touting himself. Why not do something to make us a champions league club instead of just walking into a ready made one.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Video of McClaren outside SJP been on Sky sports news

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  • JDdubai

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Sissoko same as Cabaye – the level of club he wants to be guaranteed first choice he isnt good enough for.

    Plus publicly doing this every other day, its as embarrassing and JC and all the crap he said desperately trying to convince everyone he was good enough.

    Let Sissoko leave for 10m, tired of having gutless people at the club who dont want to be here – Colo can do one too.

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  • ToonMatt

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Who can blame him? We don’t even compete for domestic cups so there is no chance of us ever competing for a european one, players are not stupid they know Ashley has no ambition and is only here to advertise his crappy sports company, Good look to Sissoko he’s a good player on his day and deserves better then this joke of a club.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Can’t play cl standard anyway so no harm done there

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  • swemag

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Honestly, just announce the manager already. How hard can it be?

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #9

    He was shite for 70% of the season… No chance anyone decent will try and sign him till he’s consistent.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #10

    JD
    Do you think a club would pay 10 million for him?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #11

    So tru Swemag

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #13

    B&B

    Do try and keep up, old Rotonda was saying yesterday I was amazed as I just couldn’t see JC getting sacked. Ecstatic that he was though.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Rotonda that was the best news yesterday 🙂

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  • lesh

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #15

    These outbursts are becoming boring.

    I wonder if any club challenged such statements in a court of law, arguing that the player’s effectively asking for a transfer.

    The time to test that is when he’s close to leaving and by telling him there’s no loyalty bonus.

    Such behaviour’s got to be challenged at some stage.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Mr Magpie // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Keeping things in perspective with what we are likely to spend as talk of Martins Indi at 20 m+ & Berahino also at 20m+ is highly unlikely to happen.

    I think Austin must be the priority, would also be happy to see Van Ginkel come in as long as it is with an option to buy included.

    Richards & Guidetti on free transfers from Man City would boost the squad without breaking the bank.

    I would also like to see Mings from Ipswich or Garbutt from Everton brought in for left back competition with Haidara

    Then we need to be focussing on the defence with at least two centre backs being brought in plenty of talent across Europe that would be within our budget as most English talent would be out of our price range under Ashley.

    We could get any of these from Kongolo from Feyenoord, Van Dijk from Celtic, Gouweleeuw from AZ, Rudiger from Stutgart, Badsturber from Bayern, N’kolou from Marseille, Matip from Schalke, Umtiti from Lyon, Martinez from Sociedad, Savic from Fiorentina…all much better than what we have, young to fit our policy & probably none over 10m so not overly expensive but would all boost our ailing defence…really no excuses left now to not change that championship defence!!

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  • swemag

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Guidetti I think would be a good one. Has size and is crazy enough to handle the Toon setting.

    I like the guy a lot. Has lost his track the last 2 seasons though, massive potential.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #18

    If as he claims Chelsea are really interested in him i’d swap him for Zouma in a heartbeat.

    If we are to sell our best players we need to change our approach & get a player from that team to improve our own squad not just money all the time then not spend it.

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Let’s see what Guidetti can do in u21 championship before going after him.

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #20

    sissoko is replaceble…if he wana go let him go… 15 mil good bye..we can get better players…adam johnson would be a better choice

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #21

    West Ham sign Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria

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  • swemag

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Ok, Sky sports now claiming McClaren to be announced later today.

    They usually know what is going on.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #23

    Transfer list him and get rid.

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  • cestriasteve

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Moussa, you ain’t no Patrick Vierra mate in fact your not fit for any top 4 clubs anywhere mate!! Your more of a narsasist than John Carver, get a grip sunshine!! Or get out, I don’t even think Everton or Stoke would take you!!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #25

    West Ham have just got someone in from Sampdoria. Pedro Obiang -Midfielder. 4.4m.

    Howay Toon get splashing.

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  • Sliema

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Jamsha

    If anyone pays £15mil for him they need their heads checking. He’s a lazy player with poor technique and a shocking attitude. If he already thinks he is bigger than the club then it’s already too late.

    We’ve sold a few duds before though, but we’ve been sold a ton more.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Rangers need to hand over that 5mil aswell, that’s are full transfer kitty for the Summer they are toying with.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Craig Hope ?@CraigHope_DM 4m4 minutes ago
    There will be no independent media interviews with new NUFC boss Steve McClaren. Preferred partners (Sky & Daily Mirror) only.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon prodigy – Wow. He’s a tall lad. 🙂

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #30

    hahaha Tsunki

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #31

    I want the lad gone anyway…his attitude is as poor as his ability.

    His cosistently is so poor he can’t even quoate the same team when he is trying to get a move. He’s spent his life wanting to play for Arsenal, PSG and now Chelsea…waste of space.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #32

    George Caulkin ?@CaulkinTheTimes 39s39 seconds ago
    #Nufc want to control their message, but they achieve the opposite. Open, friendly, communicative, pleasant – all things they’re not. Sad.

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  • geordiemark

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #33

    well for one thing sissoko is very over rated in my eyes, this last season he was a bloody disgrace maybe had one or two good games but that was it always been looking for a way out all season, for me he can go good riddance and on the cabaye I wouldn’t have him back either, never allow a player ever who has gone on strike to get a move to another club

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  • Belfast

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #34

    How did sky and the daily mirror become preferred partners ?

    Did they pay ?

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  • firebug666

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #35

    Looks like Newcastle have just pi$$sed of the rest of the media. PMSL:

    Oliver Kay ?@OliverKayTimes 7m7 minutes ago
    Newcastle only inviting “preferred media partners” (Mirror, Sky) to report on appointment of their new manager. How utterly small-time.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #36

    I would call his bluff, stick him on the transfer list and publicly invite bids from “champions league clubs”

    And lets see how many bid.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Hahaha! Apparantly he has been nicknamed Hightower by his fellow team mates.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Firebugg

    And this is why I want Ashley gone.

    I couldn’t give a damn about money spent, who the manager is, who we sell, who we buy, etc….that’s hit and miss with any owner.

    What annoys me is how he acts like it is his club to do as he pleases. He may own it but without the fans he’d have nothing to own.

    I just want clarity, a clear message, an owner who listens to fans (can’t give us everything we want but can do more), somebody who cares about the local community and overall a decent person.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #39

    What is all this with just inviting those 2?

    What are they afraid of?

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  • firebug666

    Jun 10, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #40

    The Telegraph have also spit their dummies.

    Luke Edwards ?@LukeEdwardsTele 1m1 minute ago
    Luke Edwards retweeted Jason Burt
    Couldn’t agree more, it has done him no favours and already looks weak #nufc Luke Edwards added,
    Jason Burt @JBurtTelegraph
    Steve McClaren needs to put his foot down. Newcastle cannot prevent media from going to his unveiling. Thought he was better than that.

    Still the red tops don’t seem to bothered. But then again they will just make something up.

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