Moussa Sissoko Interviewed In France
Moussa Sissoko has been speaking back home in France about the differences he’s found since coming to Newcastle.
The style of play in the English Premier League is totally at odds with what he was used to in France’s Lique 1.
“It’s exciting to play in Premier League . It is for this reason that there are a lot of French players who dream to sign to an English club. The game in the Premier League , it’s really something … “
In England, teams start the game with the intention of winning, to score quickly and as many goals as possible. We attack all the time. When you lead 2-0, you’re not even sure of winning, In Ligue 1 we play the first period to not let in a goal , we especially try to be in the right positions. Then after the break, we try to score a goal. In France, a goal is often sufficient.
In England, this desire to play is constant. Same in the game when the keeper has the ball, the strikers must press him, while in France, when the goalkeeper has the ball. The strikers retreat to the midfield to form a bloc with the other players.”
In Sissoko you have the perfect physical specimen of a modern football player suited to the demands of the Premier League; tall and athletic with great stamina he has already shown what a valuable player he can be with Newcastle.
At Villa I thought he looked tremendous and surely that is his best position in a more withdrawn role which means when he runs from deep he is more effective than in a more forward position. His covering play against Villa was also excellent.
There is also no doubt that the more good players you can put on the pitch then the better they play as individuals and as a team. Hopefully more of the same today against Hull.
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