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Sissoko: I'm made for England

Moussa Sissoko claims Premier League football is made for him after making a stunning start to his Newcastle career.

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Moussa Sissoko: Enjoying new midfield role with Newcastle

Moussa Sissoko: Enjoying new midfield role with Newcastle

The France international midfielder delivered an inch-perfect pass on debut for Papiss Cisse to score at Aston Villa and then followed up with a brace at home to Chelsea at the weekend.

The 23-year-old credits his success to the more attacking role he is now allowed to play for both club and country.

"Toulouse are a good team with quality players but going forward sometimes we experienced difficulties," Sissoko told L'Equipe.

"English football is made for me. I've thought that for a while. I know I will often be in a position to score, just like last weekend.

"It is the same in the France team. I feel better and better. At first, I didn't dare to take risks - I just did control and pass. Nowadays if I have to dribble, I do it."

France coach Didier Deschamps is increasingly being forced to look overseas to see the country's best players in action but the 44-year-old believes it can be a help rather than a hindrance.

"It is a good thing," Deschamps told L'Equipe. "Take the example of Sissoko. Now he is a No 10. I could not imagine seeing him in such a position."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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