When Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle is in the mood he is a terrific player for us and he can create chances for other players, as the 6’2″ powerhouse rushes down that right wing and is almost impossible to stop once he generates some speed and momentum.
But there are also times when Moussa doesn’t seem to be too bothered, but to his credit he’s been in form over the last few games when Newcastle have picked up a good 7 points in 3 games and 14 points in our last 9 games.
That was after our first 8 games got us just three points – three draws – in what another terrible start to a Premier League season.
Moussa Sissoko – can be a great player for Newcastle
Sky Sports Pundit Paul Merson seems to be the latest to realize how good Moussa can be, but the big Frenchman still hasn’t reached his potential at Newcastle and like a lot of our players this season he’s still not consistent enough.
This is what Paul Merson has said about the Newcastle midfielder:
“When they went through that not winning run you didn’t really see Moussa Sissoko, but all of a sudden he has now come to the fore.”
“He is a handful, he’s big and he is strong, he should be taking the game by the scruff of the neck a lot more than he does.”
“Fair play to him, when they have needed him now, he has stepped up – sometimes that is very difficult when you’re not winning football matches.”
One challenge for new manager Steve McClaren is to somehow get the very best out of the 33 times capped French International, who has played 109 times for Newcastle with 11 goals and 16 assists since we signed him from Toulouse almost three years ago.
Moussa has played 17 times for us this season and he is still an automatic choice for the side.
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