His standout performance so far this season was against Inter Milan, in Tottenham’s crucial 1-0 win against the Italian giants. Sissoko not only provided the pre-assist to Christian Eriksen’s match-winning goal, but was energetic and powerful in midfield. He set about winning close tackles and constantly bursting up the field with the ball, charging at the opposition.
Sissoko was recently nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for November, which as astonishing as this may be to fans considering his expectations this season, has been a pleasant surprise for anyone involved with the in-form club.
Sissoko was rumoured to be on his way out of Tottenham, but after this flurry of brilliance from, the 6’2 powerhouse will look to establish himself as a first team regular, and has received bounties of praise from manager Mauricio Pochettino recently to back that up.
Given Tottenham’s failure to sign any new players in the summer transfer window, there were always set to be concerns about their depth this season. Sissoko’s emergence has helped to give the side more options across the park, particularly in the months of December and January where the club is set to play multiple games in a variety of competitions.
With Tottenham’s season negatively influenced by the continued failure to complete White Hart Lane – and their Wembley woes continuing earlier in the year – Sissoko’s emergence is a positive development for the club.
I remember a time when if you mentioned to anyone that you support Tottneham Hotspur you would most likely have been greeted with a reply of eye rolling, on some occasions greeted with laughter and a sheer confused look on people’s faces as if to say “Why?”. However, after five and a half seasons with […]