Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Moussa Sissoko after the midfielder’s performance against Leicester, as they reflect on what has been an excellent season for the 29-year-old having previously been considered something of a laughing stock.
Sissoko arrived in north London on deadline day back in 2016 for a huge £30m fee, rejecting Everton’s advances in favour of linking up with Mauricio Pochettino at the old White Hart Lane.
However, he made just eight Premier League starts in his first season with the club, and the Argentine manager even admitted in 2017 he would have sold the midfielder last summer if there had been an acceptable offer on the table.
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This season, in stark contrast, the France international has found himself in a Spurs shirt, emerging from the shadows to replace the injury-stricken duo of Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele – the latter of whom left the club in January.
Sissoko has become a workhorse in the middle of the park and has stepped up in their time of need, much to the admiration of Tottenham fans on Twitter who thought they’d never see the day…
Watching Sissoko pick up the ball in central midfield and glide past players like they’re not there, it’s utterly bewildering to think this is the same guy who’d be trapping the ball into row Z this time last year.
— Paul Mitchell Fraud Unit (@bankruptspurs) February 10, 2019
Went from a player who didn’t deserve to be in the 18 to our first choice CM. Can’t recall quite a flip in the space of less than a season, especially for a veteran.
— Peter Walden (@BaltimoreSpurs) February 10, 2019
I’ve actually thought about Dembele a few times today with how effortlessly he has moved through a sea of players. Insane.
— Cory Mizer (@CoryMizer) February 10, 2019
Fantastic turn around by the https://t.co/AsxTTKwYIo of the 1st players on the team sheet these day.??????
— DANNY JACOB$ (@DannyDred34) February 10, 2019
Reminds me of Moussa at he’s best
£30 million seems like a bargain now
— Ashley Foster (@tribalash2) February 10, 2019
He still can’t shoot, but that’s not what we need him to do. His transformation this season has been astonishing. Proper midfield general now.
— Mike Kebby (@mikeck) February 10, 2019
The greatest turn around in football history
— ritualsspursman (@ritualspursman) February 10, 2019
Imagine someone telling you 12 months ago that Sissoko would be the “calming influence” in this team
— Jake. (@YedIin) February 10, 2019
What a turnaround for him, BEAST!
— Chojy Kukreja (@ChojyK) February 10, 2019