Moussa Sissoko says that Newcastle need to start taking their chances and be more clinical in front of goal.
If Mitrovic (Everton) and de Jong (Villa) had put away easy headers, then Newcastle could be sitting in 13th, one place above today’s opposition West Brom.
A bit ironic though that it is Moussa Sissoko talking about people not scoring goals, seen as he hasn’t managed a Premier League goal for over seven months.
In his first four games at Newcastle the midfielder scored three goals and looked as though he was going to be a world beater, excellent all round ability, non-stop running AND goals. However, in the next 94 Premier League matches he has only managed another seven goals, with none this season.
If Sissoko and others aren’t going to score the essential goals to win matches, what about the upcoming transfer window? The French international says that this is (obviously) up to Mike Ashley and (non-playing) staff as to who comes in, if anybody.
Sissoko saying though he will be happy if they are able to bring some good players in.
He claims that he isn’t worried about being in the relegation zone though as he thinks the last four games have shown Newcastle to be a decent team.
However, he does think it would be a big plus if Newcastle can win at West Brom to go into the new year outside that bottom three.
“Maybe we just need to be luckier because we played well (v Everton) but didn’t score.
“We will see (about new signings in January), the owner and the staff will be making decisions, decide if they need to bring players in or not.
“If they are able to bring good players in, we will be happy about that.”
“You have to take your chances when they come along, we have to be more clinical and when we get chances we need to score.
“We saw the same thing against Villa, Siem had a chance to get the second goal but he missed and they scored straight after.”
“We are not worried but this position is obviously not good…if you look at the last four games though, you can see we are a good team.
“This year has been very difficult for everyone and sometimes football is difficult, other times everything is working.
“It is important that we get a positive result so we can finish the year out of the bottom three.”