MOUSSA Sissoko is looking for a perfect 10 at Newcastle United.
The midfielder is aiming to get his goal tally into double figures this season.
Sissoko scored three times last term after his January move from Toulouse.
And the 24-year-old is keen to make a bigger contribution and ease the goalscoring burden on that rests on the shoulders of striker Papiss Demba Cisse.
Sissoko, for the most part, played behind Cisse last season, and he feels he can net 10 goals over the coming campaign.
“I hope for more goals,” Sissoko said. “I want to score eight to 10 goals this year.
“The important thing is that we play well as a team. If I score, it’s better for me, but the team is the most important thing.”
In February, Sissoko scored twice in a memorable win over Chelsea St James’s Park in what was only his second game for the club. He also netted in a home victory over Southampton.
Newcastle need more home successes this season if they are to break into the Premier League’s top 10.
“We can aim for top 10, but maybe we can finish higher than that if we continue to work hard,” added Sissoko, who feels he is now fully adjusted to the pace and intensity of English football.
Sissoko, a powerful box to box player, believes he is suited to Premier League football.
It is an important season for Sissoko and the club’s other internationals, with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil now on the horizon.”
“My style of play has been to win the ball,” said the France international.
“It’s much more phsyical in the Premier League (than France). I like the English league because we play box to box, which is better for my quality.
“Here this is a hard league. In France, sometimes the teams keep the ball for long periods.
“I run fast and progress quickly. The manager likes my profile because I can play box to box.
“If it is possible, I will have a good season and maybe get called up (for France’s World Cup squad).”