Moussa Sissoko has been talking about the aftermath of the Paris attacks, as well as the shambles that Newcastle fans watched on Saturday.
The Newcastle midfielder was grateful to everybody for their response to what happened in Paris and has revealed how worried he was about his family who were at the France v Germany match in the Stade de France, where three suicide bombers blew themselves up.
Sissoko was reunited with his family after the final whistle in that friendly and says that football is ‘obviously important’ but the most important thing is ‘the life of people’.
As for getting back to play club football after a traumatic time away on international duty, Moussa Sissoko talks of how angry Steve McClaren was after the team had let everybody down.
The player accepting that Leicester had won every tackle and every duel in the game, something which isn’t acceptable.
Like the rest of us, Sissoko is hoping for better at Selhust Park next Saturday.
Moussa Sissoko taking to the official club website:
“This week was very hard because of everything that happened in Paris, but thankfully, I am alive and I have to look forward.
“All my family were in the stadium so I was very scared but they brought my family to a special room and when I saw them I was happy.
“But I was still sad for everyone affected by what happened in Paris. It was a bad thing for everyone in France, everyone in the world, and I hope these things stop soon.
“Football is obviously important but the most important thing is the life of people.
“It was nice that people came together to think about what has happened in France and I would like to thank everyone for that.”
The Leicester shambles:
“We are angry because we didn’t play well in this game.
“We lost every duel, every tackle and everything was not good enough. The manager was angry and disappointed after the game.
“We had played well for a few games, won our last match at Bournemouth and wanted to win this one, because three points would have helped us to go forward. But we were not able to do that.
“It is important we learn from this game, train hard and go to Palace for the next game and do something there.”