Ex-Tottenham Hotspur player praises Sissoko turnaround

A few months ago, plenty of Tottenham Hotspur fans would have been happy to see Moussa Sissoko leave the club.

The midfielder moved to the North London outfit from Newcastle United for a £30m fee on the final day of the transfer window in the summer of 2016.

It came across as a panic buy from Spurs, and the 28-year-old failed to live up to the price tag.

He struggled to get a game and manager Mauricio Pochettino made it clear that he needed to improve in order to be considered for selection.

In the end, Sissoko featured 25 times in the Premier League last season, but in only eight of those games was he included in the starting lineup.

A year later, though, and the midfielder seems to have won back the support of the fans through his performances.

The Frenchman has started four league matches and played almost a full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s Champions League 1-1 draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Graham Roberts, who spent six years playing for Spurs, has also recognised the change in Sissoko.