Sissoko Today – I Still Hope To Play In Champions League

You cannot accuse Moussa Sissoko of not at least being consistent and the French midfielder has been interviewed today by the TV channel Canal+ as he joins up with the French squad.

He has again said he wants to play in the Champions League one day, but that in the summer Newcastle did everything to keep him.

Haven´t we heard this all before?

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Moussa Sissoko – in make-up room at Canal+ today

Moussa has come under some criticism lately from Newcastle fans for his drop off in form this season. although he kept his place in Didier Deschamps squad.

And he managed to disappear yesterday in the second half at the Etihad when Newcastle collapsed against Manchester City and we ended up losing 6-1, the first time we have conceded six goals since April, 2013.

This is some of what he told French cable TV channel Canal + taken directly from the Canal Football Club Twitter account here:

“I still hope to play in the Champions League one day.” “Newcastle did everything to keep me.”

“We (Newcastle) are not where we should be, but we need to prove that on the pitch.”

“There is the Euros in sight and I have to give my all in order to make the French squad.”

“The fans expect more from Florian Thauvin at the club, but we all trust him”

It was good that Florian got a run-out in the second half yesterday and we thought the players that came on in the second half including Cheick Tiote and Jamaal Lascelles played quite well.

Moussa´s place at Newcastle will come under pressure as Cheick Tiote tries to get back in the starting eleven  now that he is fully fit again, and only recently Steve McClaren talked about Moussa having to play well in every game.

And surely there is a place somewhere for Dutch International Siem de Jong?

Certainly the former Ajax captain can score more goals than Moussa.

Since signing on from Toulouse almost three years ago for around £2M with just six months left on his contract, he has been an automatic starter at Newcastle and has played 94 games with 11 goals.

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