MX23RW : Monday, November 23 23:17:02| >> :600:129548:129548:

Romain Saiss: 'Players must not forget the struggles of supporters'

Romain Saiss: 'Players must not forget the struggles of supporters'
© Reuters
The 30-year-old worked in his family's restaurant while playing semi-professionally.

Romain Saiss insists players cannot forget the struggles of supporters during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 30-year-old understands the everyday problems fans are having to endure.

Wolves host Newcastle on Sunday as English football continues to play behind closed doors amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saiss worked in his family restaurant while playing semi-professionally in France with Valence and knows players need to be grateful for their lifestyle in the current climate.

He said: "Where I come from, my family ran a restaurant and they would work until one or 2am every day cleaning dishes and clearing up after people, and I would help out to earn a bit of money to put petrol in my car to go to training, but this is the real life.

"We know as footballers that we have a lot given to us, even if sometimes it's hard, in real life it's even harder.

"It could be tough every day like it is in this moment of the pandemic, it's hard for all the people working in the pubs or the restaurants, so for me as a person, I learned a lot and it helped me to be who I am today."

Wolves beat Leeds 1-0 in their last outing and have won three of their five league games this season.

They welcome a Newcastle side who are yet to beat them since Nuno Espirito Santo's side returned to the Premier League in 2018.

Saiss told the club's official site: "In terms of points, we are better than last season. Of course, we lost two games in a row, it was not good because we didn't play very well, but after that, the coach said that this is a new situation for all the team.

"It was a short preparation for the team at the start of the season, so it made us stronger because we knew it would be tough. But now, we've won the last two games, so we are now more confident, and we just want to keep going and keep winning games."


Click here for more stories about Romain Saiss

Click here for more stories about Newcastle United

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on September 30, 2020
Read Next:
Steve Bruce: 'Criticism is part and parcel of being Newcastle manager'
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Champions League
Scottish Premiership
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Belgian Pro League
Norwegian Eliteserien
NIFL Premiership
Segunda Division
Ligue 2
Eerste Divisie
Copa Libertadores
Copa Sudamericana
Major League Soccer
Copa de la Liga Profesional
AFC Champions League
1Tottenham HotspurSpurs96212191220
4Leicester CityLeicester96031812618
7Aston Villa85031911815
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham94231510514
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves9423910-114
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
11Crystal Palace94141213-113
13Manchester CityMan City83321011-112
14Leeds UnitedLeeds93241417-311
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle93241015-511
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton92341315-29
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9036618-123
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd9018415-111

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!