Moussa Sissoko is one of players who has been nowhere near his best form this season for Newcastle and he has yet to score a goal for us in spite of playing 27 times for Newcastle this campaign.
So an uptick in form under Rafa Benitez and maybe a few goals is what we’d like to see from the 35 times capped French International before the end of this season, which could still see Newcastle relegated to the Championship – even after we have spent £82M on new players since last summer.
Moussa Sissoko – in action at Everton in February
Moussa is now back in newcatsle training today for our important game at Norwich City on Saturday after being away with the French squad during the International break.
Moussa replaced Paul Pogba on Tuesday night in France’s 4-2 win over Russia and on Friday night he replaced Pogba after 87 minutes in the 3-2 win against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.
This is what Sissoko told Sky Sports:
“We are a really good team. We need to show it on the pitch so we have a massive game against Norwich away,” “It’s a final for us, so we will go there and give it everything and hopefully come back with three points.”
“We all know Benitez is a good manager. He has a lot of experience with a lot of teams. He came here to help us stay in the Premier League and I am confident we will do it and we will start on Saturday.”
We certainly need to start winning some games if we are to avoid the drop this season and we have only won six games of the 30 games we have played in the league.
And our form on the road is just terrible, having 12 of the 15 road games this term and we have scored only 7 goals – so a big upturn in form and results are certainly necessary in the remaining four road games this season if we are to survive.
Otherwise we will be visiting clubs like Preston, Huddersfield, Brentford and Rotherham next season.
That would not be good for Newcastle United – with appropriate apologies to those four football clubs.
We have decided to redo the poll for the match on Saturday – so here’s your chance to vote again.