Moussa Sissoko has been showered with praise by Tottenham Hotspur fans despite the club’s heartbreaking Champions League final defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.
The France international conceded a penalty after less than a minute at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, having been adjudged to have handled Sadio Mane’s cross.
Mohamed Salah stepped up to score from the spot, instantly putting Spurs on the back foot in Spain.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men attempted to find an equaliser but were ultimately consigned to defeat by Divock Origi’s late goal, handing the Reds a sixth European triumph in their history.
Sissoko was substituted in the 74th minute after appearing to sustain an injury and he took to Twitter on Sunday, insisting that he and his team-mates will return better than ever.
He wrote: “Disappointed to not bringing the cup to Tottenham. We gave everything, but the sport is sometimes cruel.
“We have to accept it and work to come back stronger. I’m very proud of my teammates and our season. We remain motivated to win trophies.”
And fans have taken to Twitter to respond to the 29-year-old, praising him for an exceptional season in north London.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
Superb season, Moussa, from start to finish. Rest up and we go again next year ???
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) June 2, 2019
For me, first name on the team sheet and my player of the season. Keep going Moussa.
— Rizzla (@loopyrizla) June 2, 2019
Chin up mate, superb all season. We all love you. Don’t listen to the haters.
— Marc Arnott (@Marc_Arns10) June 2, 2019
Your mentality is by the best in the team. To take all the criticism over the past few seasons on the chin and to perform so consistently brilliantly throughout the season is unbelievable. Carry on mate, enjoy your well deserved break and we push on next season. Up the Spurs. ?
— LP ✈️ (@thfclp__) June 2, 2019
Thank you so much for everything this season Moussa
— Ikey (@MOUSSASlSSOKO) June 2, 2019
???unreal season come back stronger next year and continue to boss out midfield? COYS??
— Josh(FAN) (@SuperiorSissoko) June 2, 2019
Thanks for your efforts all year. You’ve been magnificent
— Adam Nathan (@adamdnathan) June 2, 2019
What a man. Hold your head high, Moussa. You’ve had a phenomenal season. Have a well deserved rest and come back fighting fit next season. pic.twitter.com/iGCHbMJ47e
— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) June 2, 2019