Rafa Reveals What He Told Sissoko About Those Interviews


Rafa Benitez has told BBC Radio Newcastle he has spoken to Moussa Sissoko about the inappropriate interviews he has given particularly in the French press, as the French International has almost pleaded with Real Madrid to come and get him from Newcastle.

We’re not absolutely sure, but we think Real Madrid is now his current dream team, but that’s just a wild guess.

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Rafa Benitez has told Moussa Sissoko how he should behave

Benitez told Moussa he understood his desire to get a move but doing it in public is just not the right way.

This is what Rafa has said in full about Moussa today to BBC Radio Newcastle:

“If someone thinks if they will wait until 31st August it will be easier, I can guarantee them it will be more difficult.” 

“If someone wants to come, they have to come now with the right offer and we will analyze that. If not, he is still our player and he carries on working hard.”

“Everyday will be more difficult because we are happy with him and we don’t have to sell.”

“I told Moussa we know how things work in modern football and that is not the right way (referring to Moussa’s interviews).” 

“I said, ‘You are a professional, you are our player, I rate you very highly and I like you as a person’. “

“‘Keep working hard and let other people do their business’.”

Rafa likes Moussa Sissoko, but the player will also listen to the experienced Newcastle manager whom he respects greatly and knows he is a world-class coach.

Hopefully there will be no more interviews from Sissoko, but it’s looking like Newcastle will not sell the Frenchman unless the club gets a really big offer – and they want the offers in soon.

That’s a good position the manager has taken.

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90 comments so far

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 12, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Why is it that when Rafa makes that statement it sounds right but if Percy was to make it, it would be bullshit haha

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 12, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Integrity?

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  • Graeme

    Aug 12, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Spot on Ron Knee, nail – head!!

    Rafa’s seen it all before and has EARNED the respect he gets.

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  • BeeGuy

    Aug 12, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Score 2 or 3 and work your tail off, sissoko and the world will beat a path to your door.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 12, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa is hardly gonna come out and say sisko has been a proper kernt all week with a face like a slapped arse and that he’s picked up 15 dummy’s and that was just this morning! Oh and btw he’s available for 35 mill
    He’s being very smart about it and doing it the right way

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  • manxpie

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Looking back at that post it makes me think if kinnear was still in charge…..

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t think we should be playing him, but if Rafa thinks Sissoko’s head is in the right place, then fair enough. As for booing, some of u guys need to cop yourselves on. It’s quite simple, you don’t boo a guy in black and white.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Considering the fell good nature of the club atm booing is counter productive to that. Just let it be imo cheering the short should always mean more than jeering a player

    And if it gets Antia out of the team praise be

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #9

    our toon

    i did answer your question “i will boo him if i think he warrants it ”
    the man has done nothing to earn any respect from me either on the pitch or off it
    if you are happy to put up with his shit more fool you i for one am not

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Munster Mag

    why not if he’s not playing the game why not
    he has no respect for the fans the club or the city why should we have any respect for him

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #11

    hibbitt
    At the end of the day ull still be booing a part of ur team when they need ur support

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #12

    what i find so annoying is he wont ask for a transfer because that would cost him money
    the sooner he’s gone the better but i fear we are stuck with him

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #13

    WWSBRD /

    i have had a season ticket for over 50 years and never felt the need to boo a player before ( the team yes on occasions ) but this mans a joke on and of the field total disrespect for us the club and the city

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  • lesh

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Hobbit

    There’s gonna be a helluva positive atmosphere at SJP and booing any player of ours is just going to detract from it.

    As Munster said, you don’t boo your own – it’s bad sportsmanship and if nowt else, childish.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #15

    hibbitt
    Tbf on the pitch he’s been one of our best since signing for us

    The club under Ashley has done little to earn any respect which is all Sissoko has known, yes he’s been a douche but all footballers are, Townsend, HBA, Debuchy, Cabaye, Bellamy…hell even Shearer by all accounts all utter helmets

    Am not fussed if people boo but I wouldn’t even do it, pointless imo

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  • lesh

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Hobbit

    On your point about Sissoko not asking for a transfer, I’m with you 100%.

    If he had the courage of his convictions and a sense of decency he would have done so. That is not behaviour to be condoned by any means but booing achieves nothing unless it makes you feel better. If so, do it but do it quietly.

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  • G

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #17

    @13 I didnt think the club started selling season tickets until the 80s. That may be the old memory playing tricks on me!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Ask that greedy twat to put in a transfer request if he’s so desperate. I’d boo him all game if he plays. Has completely no respect for this club. What a jerk.

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  • Readingmag

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Placing my bets for the weekend, Newcastle goal scorer, PPower

    S.Taylor 25/1 first goal scorer

    I.Hayden 33/1

    Naturally back Taylor !

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 12, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #20

    if he’s so desperate to go why doesn’t sissoko put in a transfer request? Any signing on fee would probably dwarf anything he’d lose by leaving.

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  • nut meg

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #21

    G
    They’ve been selling season tickets for a long time before the 80s. I had one in the 70s and it took me years to get one.They were usually family owned and passed down over the years.so very difficult to get your hands on them.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Hibbitt, he may not want us or like us or respect us, but he wears black and white so he is one of us. If he ever comes back, pelt him with tomatoes!

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  • brklyngeordie

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #23

    I for one am pro booing Moussa… I get when fans say nothing positive comes from booing one of our own players and I understand it can be negative but that for me applies to players who are struggling with form I don’t condone that either…

    BUT MOUSSA case is totally different man has went out his way to disrespect the fans,club and badge and to that I say BOO this man into to shame this mercenary of a footballer whom I’ve said for years is average at best carrying himself if he is the best thing to play in SJP is a joke BOO him BOO him till no end let him and Rafa know the damage is done and we don’t want him.

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Munster Mag

    if that’s the case you should practise what you preach and show some respect to Rafa he also wears a black and white shirt and is one of us

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Off the pitch somethings just won’t go away….Rangers have launched a £4m legal claim against a number of former directors and Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley.
    The club allege Charles Green, Imran Ahmad, Brian Stockbridge and Derek Llambias negotiated commercial deals with Sports Direct below market value.
    They also believe Mr Ashley unfairly benefited from the alleged negligence.
    The action came to light at the Court of Session where Mr Ashley’s legal team succeeded in a bid to get Rangers to disclose documents to them.
    Rangers allege that the former directors did not act in the business’s best interests when they negotiated commercial deals with Sports Direct.

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #26

    G
    as far as i know season tickets have been available in limited numbers since the early fifties

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  • nufconceandfuturekings

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Firstly, Dr Ed, congratulations re your latest health check.

    Is Moussa very stupid, I wonder. We’ve learned more about his character in these last few months than the entire 3 years. Listening to his most recent interview, frankly it was embarassing; Rafa needed to step in and tell him to cut it out. I just don’t get some of these footballers these days. I’m biased, of course, but how would you not want to play for our great club and for Rafa!!?

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  • toonking

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #28

    I’ve had it. Sissoko can be sold at any price I want to see the back of him, booing him shouldn’t have much effect on the rest of the team, pardew had it done all the time all you need to do is time it right and take a few banners in calling for him to leave every the only ones likely to see negativity from that is sissoko and Rafa who’s decided to play him.

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  • G

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #29

    I remember STs going on open sale in the early 80s, it was considered a big thing at the time. I honestly cant remember them any earlier than that. The grey cells must be failing me.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    The problem with Rafa of course is that he’s not a bang average manager. I think we could all stand it if he was not bad, but also not great, just… average. Trouble is he’s a bit good. So he’s obviously bad. 🙂

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  • nut meg

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #31

    G
    The west stand, the only seating area in sjp.

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Taylor not a Newcastle player!!

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #33

    How can paddy power offer 25/1 for Taylor to score for us? it must be some shot to come from America!!!

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #34

    If a player asks for a transfer and is put on the transfer list clubs then the value of the player to the selling club becomes less. Think about it, if a player asks for a transfer and wants to be put on the list then a buying club will bid lower than I’d he wasn’t on the the transfer list.

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #35

    and 14/1 on Gabriel Obertan

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  • NUFCPaul

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Our Toon – why would it suddenly be less for someone on the transfer list? Please explain because I disagree with you

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 12, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Still one or two either not sure Rafa can produce the goods or they are still fretting for their men – King Percy and Wally Brolly.
    (I remember who was giving it large about these two clots – suddenly horses changed and Rafa is the man – I knaa we yeez are.

    Percy Parsnips supporters now satisfy themselves by the formation of the King Percy Dance Club – which also incorporates Tufties Umbrella Research & Development Society – useful mnemonic TURDS.

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 12, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Our Toon
    if he asks for a transfer he loses his 5% of the sale price he also loses any loyalty bonus and any extra number built in to the amount of the sale over a said amount which in sissoko case will be a large amount of money
    which he is not prepared to risk
    him asking for a transfer would have no detrimental effect on the asking price if over deals are anything to go by

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  • Vask

    Aug 12, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Actually tuff, it’s more of an acronym.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 12, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #40

    vask – probably so.

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