Lloris: Sissoko Needs To Play

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Dom Le Roy

Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris has claimed that Tottenham and France team-mate Moussa Sissoko should prioritise getting regular game-time in his Summer plans.

Attacking midfielder Moussa Sissoko joined Spurs on a frantic transfer deadline day last Summer, in which Tottenham hijacked Everton’s deal to sign the Frenchman in an eleventh hour £30 million bid.

However, Spurs were somewhat left with egg on their faces, as the record Summer signing proved to be nothing more than a flop, after starting just 8 games in all competitions last Season and not scoring a single goal.

As the final curtain was drawn on Tottenham’s 2016-17 Premier League season, Sissoko immediately jumped to the opportunity to sing his woes and cry out for a transfer in an interview with French publication L’Equipe, in which he claimed his season at Spurs was his ‘worst ever’.

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has claimed that for the sake of his career, for both club and country, the 27 year old needs to make a decision on his future sooner rather than later. Lloris told SkySports:

“Moussa is important for the French national team. He needs to play, obviously, more than last season. But then it’s a question of choices. It doesn’t belong to me, it belongs to him and we will see what will happen.”

Most would have expected Sissoko to quickly find a new club this Summer, however in regards to the Frenchman’s future, so far there has been little to report with only one or two clubs linked with loan moves for the winger.

“It’s not an easy situation for him,” Lloris added. “For the team and for the manager.”

“He’s preparing himself to be ready for the next weeks. But you know, Moussa is strong in his mind.”

“I’ve played with him for a while and I’m not really worried. It’s true that last season was a bit frustrating for him and he’s got a lot to prove, and then we’ll see what will happen in this period.”

“Everything can happen but I know Moussa and he’s still committed to what we do.”

Here, Lloris is speaking as though it’s very likely Sissoko will stay to prove his worth. If he does, I hope he plays like a hero, or else things could turn very toxic for the Frenchman, and fast.

What do you think? Is there any hope for Sissoko at this club?

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