Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Siss Is Such a Massive Match

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Siss Is Such a Massive Match

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Byline: LEE RYDER

MOUSSA SISSOKO insisted he and his Newcastle team-mates do not need to be reminded about the enormity of the one of the biggest Tyne-Wear derbies in years at St James' Park.

Sissoko says despite the lack of local lads in the United line-up - something Alan Pardew has admitted he is trying to change - the Geordie public has been quick to let the former Toulouse man and his recentlysigned team-mates know exactly what is at stake tomorrow.

And now the France midfielder cannot wait to get his teeth into Sunderland in the highnoon showdown - his first Tyne-Wear derby.

Sissoko told the Chronicle: "When I am out and about, people have come up to me and tell me just how important this game is.

"They tell me it is the most important match of the year.

"They told me we MUST win it. …

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