Scepticism proved right
Spurs fans were sceptical about the signing of Moussa Sissoko last summer. They had every right to be.
Sure, the midfielder was a beast at Euro 2016, one of the surprise stars who impressed with his energy and power. This seemed to validate his place in the France set-up. His performances at Newcastle certainly didn’t.
Sissoko had a reputation for being extremely talented but also lazy and petulant.
He would phone in performances for the Magpies on their way to the Championship last season.
World Cup place
While he hasn’t been that bad in his debut season at Spurs, he hasn’t made the impact to justify his £30m transfer fee. Rarely looking like his France self, he’s failed to score in any of his 32 appearances.
Speaking to SFL Sport after the 6-1 win at Leicester, Sissoko hinted he could leave in the summer.
He said: “It’s true that I was expecting a lot more minutes this season. Then again, I did arrive in a team that was working really well last year, and again this year with the same XI. I tried to make the most of the time I was given. Of course, I’m disappointed, but the manager has choices to make and I have to respect them.
“For me, what’s most important is the team. We had a good year, we finished second. There’s the game against Hull next, the France squad, and then I’ll have time to think, to ask myself the right questions and we’ll see then.
“We’ll have to see what’s best for me and try to make a choice. Next year is a World Cup year.”