Newcastle's 'driving force' Moussa Sissoko reveals his goalscoring target

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Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko says that he wants to get into double figures for goals this season.

After scoring for the first time in the Premier League this season Moussa Sissoko is determined to continue hitting the back of the net.

The Newcastle United midfielder struck the winner for his side against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, to elevate them into fifth position in the Premier League. 

The Frenchman curled the ball beyond Robert Green late-on and took Newcastle's winning streak to six. 

It was only seventh league goal Sissoko has scored in 59 games for the Magpies, but the 25-year-old is determined to start getting on the scoresheet with more regularity and set an ambitious target for himself today. 

“I said this season I will try to score between eight and 10 goals," he said to the Chronicle.

“I hope I can score a lot of goals before the end of the season.”

Sissoko has earned a number of plaudits from his teammates and supporters alike in recent weeks, because of his superb form. 

Jack Colback described him as the team's driving force last week and he continued to show his importance to the side this weekend. 

The French international's power in the heart of the pitch has been vital to Alan Pardew's side and he has been one of the main reasons behind their turnaround.

Fears had arisen over what direction this season was heading after the team went seven games without wining at the start of the season, but they have been in superb form since.

Pardew has swapped to a counter-attacking approach and it seems to be a style getting the maximum out of his Newcastle side.

The talk around St. James' Park is no longer of a relegation struggle, with optimism high, and the hope is that they may be able to claim a European place. 

If Sissoko can reach his goalscoring target then they will be in a good position to do just that and he will be looking to keep eye-catching form up for as long as possible. 

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