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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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