Sissoko happy with progress

France midfielder Moussa Sissoko was satisfied following their 0-0 draw against Switzerland in their Euro 2016 Group A clash on Sunday night.

The Newcastle United man was given his first start of the tournament in Lille, alongside Paul Pogba and Yohan Cabaye in the middle of the park, and believes the hosts did well, especially on a bumpy surface at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

"We knew it was going to be complicated, especially with the state of the ground," Sissoko said after the match.

"Before the game we said we would do everything to get the three points but if this was not possible, it was necessary to ensure we got one to finish in first place.

"We did it, we are very satisfied. Now we will wait to see who we play [in the round of 16].

"I saw beautiful things. But we could not take too much risks with the state of the ground," he continued. "It was difficult to play, especially with balls out the back. We tried to do the best we could."

Commenting on Pogba's performance on the night, Sissoko added: "Many people expect a lot from him in relation to his status but for us, we know what he brings to the group, what he can do. We are happy about the Paul we have.

"He showed a lot of desire, he tried. Not everything worked but he it is on the right track. We'll need him, as well as the whole team."

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