Shocked Newcastle fans express disbelief on Twitter after Moussa Sissoko's France call-up

The Newcastle United midfielder has made the squad, while West Ham's French talisman hasn't. Supporters are shocked...

Newcastle United fans were bewildered to see Moussa Sissoko make Didier Deschamps' latest France squad.

Indeed, there was no place for West Ham United's Dimitri Payet, despite three goals, three assists and a hell of a lot of chances created so far this Premier League season.

But there was for Sissoko, who has endured a terrible campaign at St James' Park. And it's nothing new, too. The Newcastle midfielder received plenty of criticism for his lack of effort as the Magpies almost got relegated last term.

Meanwhile, with West Ham sitting third in the top flight, Payet has been outstanding but clearly doesn't get on - or isn't liked - by the France coach.

In response to Sissoko's call-up, many West Ham fans fumed on Twitter. But it was mainly the Newcastle supporters themselves that expressed their disbelief on social media.

The 26-year-old has been accused of not caring, giving in and simply playing awful football so far this season. If that's considered good enough for France, however, and a better option than what Payet brings for the Hammers... all the best to Deschamps and co...

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