Newcastle hero Sissoko grateful to Toulouse for giving him chance

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko says he's grateful to former club Toulouse for giving him his chance. Sissoko joined Newcastle in January from the French club.

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko says he's grateful to former club Toulouse for giving him his chance.

Sissoko joined Newcastle in January from the French club.

He told the Mirror: “One day (aged 13) I was told that maybe I had talent to become a professional. At that moment I had to decide to go for it and try and be signed for a club.

"Toulouse came along with an opportunity. The coach told me I had potential to have a great career. I put everything, all my work into having this career.

"I spent some great seasons with Toulouse and now I have come to Newcastle a massive club where I hope I can continue to progress onwards and upwards.”

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