After Saturday’s five goal defeat that could have been ten, Moussa Sissoko has said that the players have to stick together and work hard this week.

To be honest they have to say something and what else can they tell us.

However, the words just become empty when they have to be spoken so regularly.

With only two shots on target in the last three hours+ of football, fans will be looking for the team to get straight into Villa on Saturday.

Anything less than a convincing win will see the writing on the wall considering the run of games that follows against the likes of Man Utd, Spurs, Everton, Arsenal and Sunderland.

As for Moussa Sissoko himself and talking about responsibility to the team and fans, he should reflect on the multiple interviews he has done in recent times where he is talking about wanting to play for a ‘big’ team who can give him Champions League football.

I don’t see much responsibility shown there, no matter how much sympathy I have for decent players who end up playing in this circus under Mike Ashley.

Moussa Sissoko speaking to the Shields Gazette:

“It’s a team, I have a responsibility to the team and I’ll try to do my best.

“I can play well and I can play bad sometimes but as a team we try to play well together – we will see in the next game.”

We have to say thank you to the fans:

“The fans have been behind us all season, when we’ve won and when we’ve lost.

“We have to say thank you and do the best every game, we try to win the next game both for us and for the fans. We have to stay together and we have to work hard to be ready for Saturday.”

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