Moussa Sissoko has accepted that he would be taking a massive risk if he left Newcastle United for a club who could offer Champions League football.
A potential move could leave the midfielder on the bench a big possibility of then being ignored by France.
That is of course if any Champions League competing club would actually want the Newcastle midfielder after a season where he was anonymous for the majority of the time.
In quotes carried by Le Parisien, Moussa Sissoko has once again wanted to have it both ways, this time seemingly saying he accepts staying at Newcastle is best for him in the short-term to protect his international ambitions, but making clear playing for another team in the Champions League is his club priority.
Sissoko’s comments about Didier Deschamps back up those made by Yohan Cabaye.
The PSG player saying that the national coach had told him he had to playing regularly to stand a chance of representing his country next summer.
“Didier Deschamps told us clearly that he will only consider choosing players who are regularly playing (club football).
“With only one year to go until the Euros, you can’t change your club and find yourself on the bench.”
I can’t do that at Newcastle:
“At the same time though, I want to play for one of the biggest clubs and I would especially like to play in the Champions League, something I can’t do at Newcastle.
“One day or another my time will come, I do though see myself staying in England.”