L’Equipe Get It Completely Wrong On Sissoko

French newspaper L’Equipe have an article out today on Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko on the day that France will play England tonight at Wembley following the terrible terror attacks in Paris on Friday night that killed 129 people.

The article seems a bit off track because one thing they say is his manager at Newcastle is Alex McLeish the former Rangers, Birmingham and Aston Villa manager who left Genk in the summer after one year in charge.

moussa sissoko in france colors

Moussa Sissoko in French colors

They also make the statement that Moussa refuses to talk about a possible transfer from Newcastle United.

This is the sentence translated from the French that has two errors in it:

Although the midfielder has always refused to speak about a possible transfer, it did not prevent his coach Alex McLeish from criticising him publicly.

It may be true that Moussa refrains from talking about a possible transfer but whenever he’s away on International duty he’s always asked by the French press about joining a bigger club than Newcastle.

And the 26 year-old  always makes the same statement that he wants to play for a Champions League club.

It’s not often a paper as prestigious as L’Equipe gets two mistakes like that in one sentence.

But there again – we all have our off days.

Moussa could well be in the starting line-up at Wembley tonight in a game that will show just how much England and the rest of the world are behind the French after the ISIS led terrorist attacks in Paris.

Sissoko has appeared 111 times for Newcastle with 11 goals since we signed him from Toulouse almost three years ago and Newcastle are currently said to be in negotiations on a new contract with the 33 times capped French International.

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