Rafa Benitez wants to keep Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum at the club for next season and his reasoning is that they were in the side that helped get us relegated and they need to take responsibility for the club and help Newcastle get promoted back to the Premier League first time.
Since they helped get us where we are – they need to help get us out of it too.
That’s rather than leave the club when it is in difficulty, which a lot of professional players do these days.
When things get tough at a club they want to leave.
Gini Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko
Moussa is still with the France squad and he’s likely to be involved in their tough semi-final against Germany on Thursday night in the Euros 2016 tournament.
Moussa had a good game against Iceland and if he doesn’t start on Thursday, then he should get some playing time as a sub in the second half.
Rafa can be very tough with players when he has to be – and we could see that in operation this summer with his two wantaway stars in particular.
“If we don’t want to sell anyone, we don’t have to sell anyone,”
“We understand that the market is quite difficult and someone will maybe come in with a big offer for a player. Then we have to analyse whether we say yes or no.”
“But at the moment we will say no to everyone.”
“To go from the Premier League to the Championship is not easy for anyone. I understand that Sissoko and Wijnaldum need some time to analyse the situation and understand where they are.”
“But they need to take their responsibility too – and try to do their best to change the situation.”
“In this case, it would be to do well, get us promoted back to the Premier League and everyone will be happy.”
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