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Moussa Sissoko Admits To Champions League Ambitions

6 years ago
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Thursday night saw France record a very decent win against Spain, a 1-0 victory thanks to a Loic Remy goal, though it is Moussa Sissoko who has made headlines today.

The Newcastle player was used in a central midfield role until replaced by Schneiderlein with twelve minutes to go.

Reports suggest Sissoko had a decent if unspectacular game there and it may have been a surprise for many to see the Newcastle midfielder playing ahead of Yohan Cabaye, the PSG player having to be content with a 68th minute substitute appearance in place of Matuidi.

France have the luxury of being able to try out other formations and players in different roles, due to the fact they are hosts of the 2016 European Championships and don’t have to go through the qualification process.

After the game, Moussa Sissoko has created headlines by saying he would like to play in the Champions League, but this has to be seen in the context of being asked a direct question, as in ‘Would you like to play in the Champions League?’

A bit different to Mathieu Debuchy volunteering that information before his move to Arsenal.

Sissoko also stating that he thought he did ‘pretty well’ in that more central role.

The problem of course when he comes back to Newcastle is that now we have very few players anywhere near the quality of those he has around him with France.

Sissoko I believe getting a bit of a raw deal from some United fans, as he seems to be a favourite scapegoat for many when it comes to the team’s failings.

Moussa Sissoko after France beat Spain 1-0 on Thursday night;

“I would like to play in the Champions League but I feel very happy at Newcastle.

“There was nothing concrete (offered) this summer.

“I feel I played pretty well in centre midfield.

“The more games that you play there, the better you feel.”

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