Safe to say, Moussa Sissoko hasn’t exactly been a beacon of popularity since joining Tottenham from Newcastle in summer 2016.
But opinions on the Frenchman appear to be changing after solid back-to-back displays in central midfield, more than holding his own during the scoreless draw with Swansea City and the win over West Ham on Saturday.
Indeed, we asked Tottenham fans ahead of last night’s Champions League clash with APOEL whether the 6 foot 2 midfielder should start and our poll revealed that a whopping 83% of Spurs supporters wanted him in the starting XI.
And Sissoko certainly didn’t let those who backed him down in Cyprus, playing his part in a 3-0 win that will be mostly remembered for Harry Kane’s first hat-trick in the Champions League.
Inevitably, the England international grabbed the headlines but Sissoko was a key influence in central midfield; one of his three created chances lead to Kane’s goal, while he also weighed in with three tackles and two dribbles.
With Victor Wanyama out of action until after the international break and Mousa Dembele’s injury situation unconfirmed, Sissoko is proving himself to be a viable alternative in the engine room.