A few hours before the FC Nantes match against AS Monaco, Antoine Kombouaré was reassuring about the form of a summer rookie from the Canaries.
FC Nantes: Moussa Sissoko in the hard since his signature at the FCN
Moussa Sissoko is one of the summer recruits of FC Nantes. He was enlisted by Antoine Kombouaré to bring his high-level experience to the Canaries engaged in the Europa League this season. But since signing for FCN in July 2022, the midfielder has yet to show his potential and has brought the most that the Kanak technician expects of him. Injured after the first day of the championship, the French international (71 caps, 2 goals) was unavailable for 5 consecutive games in the championship. Returning to the Nantes team on the 7th day, he took part in the match lost against FC Lorient (3-2) at Moustoir, without being decisive. Present in the group of FC Nantes during the reception of RC Lens (0-0), before the international break, Moussa Sissoko had remained on the bench. Despite the shy start to the season for the former Newcastle and Tottenham player, Antoine Kombouaré remains confident for the rest of the Habs season.
AS Monaco – FCN: Kombouaré reassures on the form of the Habs
Before the trip from FC Nantes to Monaco, as part of the 9th day of Ligue 1, Sunday (5:05 p.m.), the coach of the Canaries was reassuring about the 33-year-old rookie. “I find him getting better and better, he is finding his marks. What he has been showing me for some time is very interesting. The best is yet to come “he hinted, in remarks reported by West France.
The boss of the technical staff of FC Nantes indeed expects a lot from Moussa Sissoko and remains optimistic. “He knows he is expected at the turn. He must bring the most that is expected of him. I would like to see being strong in duels, winning balls, breaking lines and going to carry the danger, because he has the legs for that. […] He does some very interesting things in training that he can’t yet reproduce in a match. He needs to adapt to the team’s game. His partners need to get to know him better, in his positioning and his movements,” explained Antoine Kombouaré.