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Moussa Sissoko says it’s now time for him to “Play with big players and in top level matches”

3 years ago

I know we should always says ‘never say never’ at Newcastle United…but can you honestly see Moussa Sissoko still being at St James Park after the end of the transfer window?

In his latest interview, the Newcastle midfielder has been talking about his favourite subject, himself!

Moussa Sissoko says that he would give himself ’10 out of 10′ for his performances this summer and believes that playing for a team who finish outside the top five is why people may have doubted him.

So that wouldn’t be because of his anonymous displays in the majority of Newcastle 38 Premier League matches, why people might think he isn’t all that?

Moussa Sissoko has also stated that he does want to stay in England…but not at Newcastle.

The French international saying this is the time for him to ‘play with big players and in top level matches’.

Moussa Sissoko talking to France Football:

My priority is to stay in England even if I’m not against going to search for a new challenge elsewhere (overseas), I particularly want to play with big players and in top level matches.

“If you look at the players in the national team, every single one finished in the top five in a league, they have played in the Champions League or Europa League, and me, with Newcastle, I was not playing in Europe and we went down to the second division.

“I understand why people might doubt me. We have a coach who understands football, if he calls me up, it is because I have certain qualities to go up against the greatest.”

The Euros

I would give myself 10 out of 10 (for Euro 2016).

“I don’t feel that I’m superior to others but, from the moment where I have given everything, I’m not going to attribute myself another mark. I have nothing to reproach myself for in this competition.”

The atmosphere in the dressing room after losing to Portugal

“In the dressing room, there was total silence. Nobody wanted to speak. It went on for between 5 to 10 minutes. We were all hurt, there was a lot of pain. The majority of players were in tears.

“The coach then spoke, he congratulated us and told us that football was like that, and that we had to accept it. He was proud of our journey, proud of what we had built.”

Later on that night

“It was difficult. I could not shut my eyes. I kept replaying moments in my head on a loop throughout the night. I did not want to do anything, talk to anyone, I did not know what could get my morale back up.”

Never mind 10 out of 10 for the Euros, what would you give him out of 10 for last season at Newcastle United…?


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