Moussa Sissoko – ‘It’s A Serious Job On The Pitch’
With people in the UK worrying about the dwindling number of English players coming through and with so many distractions for children away from football, it is ironic that Newcastle have then gone and signed a player from France who in his own words, “…practised kicking a ball against a wall every night after school”, when growing up in Paris.
In his first big interview since arriving, Sissoko has given a great insight to The Mirror into his story, these are some edited highlights;
“People say I am a big star now but I don’t consider myself a star.
They signed me for my skills and to add to the team, not to be a ‘star’.
In terms of work, football, I try to be serious, it’s a serious job on the pitch.
When I was young we used to watch a lot of football and I always wanted to get out there to practice, I couldn’t wait for school to finish!
I spent some great seasons with Toulouse and now I have come to Newcastle, a massive club, where I hope I can continue to progress.
The people are really kind and generous, the city is very beautiful and young, with a lot of students around”.
Obviously having canny players/people off the pitch is a big bonus but they have to have the character and ability as well, in the last three home matches Newcastle have gone a goal behind and no player has been more instrumental in turning all three scorelines around.
As Moussa Sissoko says, “It’s a serious job on the pitch”.
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