Newcastle United central-midfielder Jack Colback has hailed Moussa Sissoko as the club's 'driving force' this season.
Sissoko is perpetual motion and his exuberance has been crucial to helping Newcastle impose their counter-attacking style on other teams.
He has been in brilliant form recently and Colback's testament to his ability today is well deserved.
"He is a real driving force for the team and someone who helps you get up the pitch when the game is maybe a bit scrappy," Colback told the club's official site.
"In the last few games especially, Moussa has been fantastic.
"He's got great ability on the ball, great physical strength and power, and can get out of certain situations that look almost impossible."
Sissoko's ability was perfectly encapsulated during their memorable League Cup win against Manchester City, when he scored their second goal of the contest.
The 25-year-old burst past three City defenders before placing the ball into the side of the net, highlighting the ability which made him such a star in Ligue 1.
The former Toulouse man struggled for consistency during his first season in England, but he seems to have fully adapted to life in the country now and he is rapidly becoming one of the first names on the team-sheet at St. James' Park.
He is likely to play a part in their game today, as they take on Queens Park Rangers looking to extend their winning streak to six matches.
The club are currently in eighth position in the table, but another three points today would create talk of a European push starting to emerge on Tyneside.
Quite a turnaround for a team tipped to be a relegation struggler only a two months ago.