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I was made for English football, says Newcastle's Sissoko

Published on Feb 5, 2013 7:11 AM
French midfielder Moussa Sissoko arrives at the French national football team centre in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, on Feb 4, 2014 for a training session ahead of the friendly football match against Germany to be held on Feb 6. -- PHOTO : AFP

CLAIREFONTAINE, France (REUTERS) - Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko says the Premier League was made for him after the France international midfielder began his career in England with two goals and an assist in his first two matches.

Sissoko, one of five French players to join the relegation-threatened side during the January transfer window, has made an instant impact in crucial wins over Aston Villa and European champions Chelsea.

"I think that this league is made for me," Sissoko told reporters on Monday ahead of France's friendly game against Germany at the Stade de France.

"I had the desire to play in the English league and Newcastle gave me this opportunity. I am very happy to be here." Sissoko has all the reasons to be happy as he celebrated his first game at St James' Park by scoring twice to give Newcastle a 3-2 victory against Chelsea on Saturday.

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