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Sissoko wants to stay in Scotland

September 28, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Mahamadou Sissoko wants to make his loan move at Kilmarnock permanent to escape Italian hooliganism.

French defender Sissoko, who plays for Udinese, is set to stay at Rugby Park until the end of the season but he has revealed he is eager to make it permanent.

"I'm happy with Kilmarnock and I would prefer to remain in Scotland," he said in the Daily Record. "Over here supporters are more understanding. In Italy, though, they are crazy. There are too many hooligans.

"When you lose, the people criticise you and insult you and it's just too much. It's very difficult for players to go into their own city centre afterwards because people will shout insults at you."