Moussa Sissoko has given his latest big interview when on international duty with France.
What a refreshing change though for Newcastle fans, who in the past would feel the blood pressure rising with each additional set of quotes.
Instead, it is now Tottenham supporters who have that honour.
Asked how it has gone so far at Spurs, Moussa Sissoko says that it is going ‘very well’ and ‘every game I feel better and better’.
I can just imagine Tottenham fans reading that…the midfielder’s last four appearances have been a 1-1 draw against West Brom, a 0-0 away at Leverkusen in the Champions League, then another goalless draw against Bournemouth, before a shocking 1-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen last Wednesday in front of 85,000 at Wembley, which makes it very difficult to see Spurs progressing to the knockout stages.
We carried quotes from Tottenham fans (read HERE) after that match, where the only positive they could see about Moussa Sissoko, was the fact he was suspended for the Arsenal match at the weekend, Spurs playing much better and getting a morale lifting draw at the Emirates.
Sissoko says that he is pleased that Newcastle are doing well and hopefully on the way back to the Premier League, claiming he still has ‘lots of friends’ at St James Park.
As for his country, Moussa Sissoko says he doesn’t know if he is now one of the leaders but does know for sure that he is an ‘important player’ for them.
We are sure Tottenham fans would totally agree…nice to see nothing has changed inside Sissoko’s head since his move from Newcastle, we hope he continues to do ‘very well’ at White Hart Lane…
Moussa Sissoko speaking to Foot Mercato:
‘How do you look back on the summer and a complicated transfer window?’
“It was very complicated. I was waiting for my transfer, I didn’t know where I was going to play and what I would do.
“A complicated summer but today I’m very happy with everything that happened to me, having signed for Tottenham, a great club,
“Now I feel very good in the head and physically. I feel I have blossomed, so that’s good.
‘We know that your departure from Newcastle was stormy. Do you still follow the club in the Championship this season?
“Yes, a little. I have lots of friends at Newcastle and we stay in touch. I see what they do, that’s fine.
“They are doing very well. I hope it will go on like this all season and they will have the chance to go back in the Premier League.”
‘You are now at Tottenham. How are your first steps there?’
“It’s going very well. I discovered a new club, a new environment, new partners, new game system and also a new way to play. I had to adapt myself.
“Day by day, every game I feel better and better. It’s good. I learn alongside great players. As time progresses, my performance will be better.”
‘What do you bring to this Spurs team?’
“I try to bring my qualities, whether going forward, passing, pace. I play with my qualities.
“If the club recruited me, that’s why. I do not see why I should try to invent me a new style. They know my qualities and that’s why they made me come.
‘In the France team do you have the feeling of having changed status? To be a leader?
“I do not know if I’m one of the leaders of this team but I know I’m an important player.”