Sissoko's lucky break
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia's Mohamed Sissoko admits he is relieved not to have a broken leg.Valencia's Mohamed Sissoko is relieved not to have a broken leg following a dreadful challenge from Mallorca's Francisco Farinos last weekend.
With Valencia leading 2-0, and less than ten minutes of the game remaining, Farinos left Sissoko reeling in agony after a crunching tackle from behind.
The Mali international admits he thought he had been left with a serious injury following the clash, and was stretchered from the field.
Subsequent tests have shown that Sissoko has avoided a break, but heavy bruising means he will miss next weekend's league game with Albacete.
Despite that blow, the 19-year-old is pleased he will not be sidelined for a lengthy period of time.
"I was lucky, I must give thanks to God," he stated.
"I have not seen the pictures, but my team-mates and my family have told me the tackle was incredible and I don't want to see it.
"These things happen in football, but I'm not angry with him.
"Although it was not normal to make a tackle like that at that point of the game."