Moussa Sissoko has spoken again to the press, this time to the BBC World Service, and he has again put his foot in it – but what’s new?
Moussa has addressed the concern and anger Newcastle fans have over his continuous statements in the press about wanting to leave the club.
Tone-deaf Moussa Sissoko
This is what Sissoko told the BBC World Service today:
“I hope Real will come for me, I’m still waiting,” “If Real Madrid are interested in you then of course you will be happy, but right now I am still a Newcastle player.”
“They (Newcastle fans) need to understand, I spent three-and-a-half years here.”
“I gave everything for this club and I want to play some big games. For that I need to go somewhere else.”
“I want to play in the Premier League, I want to play for a big club who can get into the Champions League. That’s why I said I want to leave this year.”
“I’ve spent a lot of time here and now it’s time to look forward. The fans need to understand my situation”
“I hope they will and that everything will be OK.”
And Sissoko needs to understand he still has three years left on his contract at Newcastle.
With Rafa Benitez now at the club we are closer to becoming a top team in a year or two than we have for many years.
But Sissoko doesn’t see that and he doesn’t see that it was Rafa who coached him into his good form for Newcastle at the end of the season.
That good form then carried on for France in the knockout rounds of Euro 2016.
Moussa is what you call tone-deaf – in metaphorical terms – and there’s some other descriptions we shouldn’t get into.
Definition of tone-deaf both literally and metaphorically:
“Used literally, tone-deaf denotes a kind of insensitivity to the musical pitch.”
“Used metaphorically it denotes a gross insensitivity to how a remark or complaint or action is likely to offend an important segment of its likely audience.”
The sooner this player leaves the better – as long as we get £35M for him so he can go off and play some big games for Real Madrid.