Culture Hand : Moussa Sissoko


28 December 2016

Each week we talk to a sports personality or other celebrity about their relationship with handball and to discuss the 2017 Handball World Championship. Today, Moussa Sissoko, football player for France and Tottenham Hotspurs.

Moussa, have you ever played handball ?

Yes, when I was at high school. I loved it, I was really having fun. As I was a little wild, I played everywhere : in the front, in the back, in the middle… I played handball to have fun and to unwind. I really liked this sport, but I prefered football, so I continued to follow my path in football, I think I did well !

Do you think you would have made a good handball player ?

I don’t know. I think I have the build for it, but when it comes to technique, that’s another story! In any case, I really enjoy this sport and I follow the handball news. I’m by the way very pleased with what is showing the French handball.

Three words to describe handball ?

Impressive, brilliant and magical. Handball is eventually close to football, with a lot of intensity and rhythm. This is why I love handball.

What do you think of the French team, who will try to defend their title at home in a few days ?

This Karabatic generation has had a very impressive run for many years. They made me love handball even more! I hope this will continue in January.

Who would be the best handball player within the French football team ?

I don’t know, we never tried to play handball between us, but I would pick me !