Moussa Sissoko confident about Norwich City win

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Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko believes that the Magpies' first win under Benitez will come at Norwich City this weekend.

Newcastle United winger Moussa Sissoko has told Sky Sports that Rafael Benitez's first win will come in the huge six-pointer away to relegation rivals Norwich City on Saturday.

Despite chasing a first victory, Benitez's arrival at Tyneside seems to have had a positive impact on the relegation-threatened Magpies, who looked destined for the Championship under Steve McClaren.

They lost narrowly to Premier League leaders Leicester City in the Spaniard's first game, before earning a come-from-behind point in the Tyne-Wear derby with fellow strugglers Sunderland prior to the international break.

Their next outing comes at Carrow Road where victory would take 19th-placed Newcastle - who have a game in hand - level on points with the Canaries in 17th, and Sissoko is confident that United will kick off the Benitez era this weekend.

"We are a really good team. We need to show it on the pitch so we have a massive game against Norwich away," he told Sky Sports. "It's a final for us, so we will go there and give it everything and hopefully come back with three points.

"We all know he [Benitez] is a good manager. He has a lot of experience with a lot of teams. He came here to help us stay in the Premier League and I am confident we will do it and we will start on Saturday."

 

Victory at Norwich would be huge for the Magpies, who would still have a game in hand in which to move further clear of the drop zone.

 

Saturday's clash is expected to see Karl Darlow line up between the sticks after second-choice Rob Elliot - who was already deputising for Tim Krul - was ruled out for six months.

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