Moussa Sissoko is one of our good players that we thought could leave Newcastle in the summer, after the debacle we had when John Carver was the interim coach.
But after we brought in four good first team players for over £50M in the summer, and Newcastle also managed to keep the good players like Moussa we still wanted, and so it was a successful transfer window.
The fans seem happy enough with 73% in our poll saying they were satisfied with the summer transfer business.
Moussa Sissoko – in action against Arsenal
Newcastle have only two points from four games so far this season, but we have also shot ourselves in the foot in two of those games.
At Swansea and at home to Arsenal we had Daryl Janmaat and Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off in the first half of those games.
Moussa Sissoko is with the French squad at the moment preparing for their friendly match with Portugal in Lisbon tomorrow night, and he had this to say about playing with only 10 men:
“When you play 10 against 11 it’s hard, and when you play against a big team like Arsenal it’s too hard,”
“We tried to do our best. We showed some good things.” “Defensively, we were very good, and they scored in the second half.”
“We have to learn from this game and try to be careful with tackles and fouls. We have to try to keep 11 men on the pitch and win the game.”
“We showed some very good things,” “You can see we tried to play more and create some good movement and chances.”
“But it was hard 10 against 11 against a big team. I hope, after the international games, we will show some good things and get a good result.”
Newcastle have defended well in the last two league games at Old Trafford and against Arsenal but we haven’t exactly been threatening up front, and we’ve had very few shots on goal.
When we play the weaker sides, that’s an area we have to improve on, if we are going to start wining games.
We are at West Ham a week on Monday, and that’s a game we have to be going all out to win.
Newcastle need to start putting some points on the board very soon.