Former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko (Momo not Moussa!) has came out with some rather disrespectful comments about Newcastle United, claiming Rafa Benitez should be managing a better club.
The 32-year old midfielder now plays Indonesian league but has been signed twice by Benitez, playing under the Spaniard for several years at both Liverpool and Valencia.
In a recent interview with Yahoo sports, Sissoko has heaped praise on Benitez, claiming he remains one of the best coaches in the world, however has quite disrespectfully suggested that he should use Newcastle as a stepping stone, believing he should be managing at a ‘bigger club’ if he does well:
“For me he is one of the best trainers in the world,”
“Right now he is with Newcastle. In this period he has had with Inter Milan, Napoli, but right now he is with Newcastle and I think if he does well at Newcastle then he can go to a bigger club than Newcastle for sure.”
Whilst there is no malice in the former Liverpool midfielder’s comments, they are quite discourteous, discrediting both the work Benitez is doing on Tyneside and Newcastle United as a club itself.
We all appreciate how lucky we are to have Rafa and are aware that he has is capable of managing a ‘bigger club’ (as his track record suggests), but for one of his former players to suggest he could do well and jump ship for a ‘bigger’ move is disregarding all the great work he is doing for the club.