'Momo' marvels at Vieira link
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 18-year-old, who joined The Che from Auxerre during the summer, was originally signed as a striker but has made a big impression on the Spanish press after having been asked to fill a midfield berth.
Sissoko, known as 'Momo', admits that he aspires to reach the standards set by his compatriot during his time with the Primera outfit.
"The Spanish press have compared me with Vieira, and that's a great comparison," declared the teenager.
"I hope to reach his level during my stay with Valencia.
"It's certain that I arrived here as a forward and was a choice of the manager.
"However, I like that position (midfielder) because I play there for the French (Under-21) side.
"In any case, I prefer to play as a defensive midfielder rather than an offensive one."
(Photo courtesy of official Valencia website)