Sissoko Blasts Season at Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has revealed he sees his future away from Spurs in a hard-hitting interview with L’Equipe.

Sissoko signed for Tottenham on a dramatic deadline day move from Newcastle costing roughly £30 million, the joint highest transfer fee Spurs have ever paid. However, despite high hopes following the Frenchman’s impressive form at the Euros, the attacking midfielder has endured a nightmare campaign at Tottenham, making just 25 appearances and scoring no goals.

In a revealing interview with L’Equipe, the 27 year old talked about his disastrous season at Spurs, his relationship with popular manager Mauricio Pochettino and his prospective career away from the North-London club.

“We’ll talk with my agent to make the best decision,” He said. “My goal is to do the 2018 World Cup.”

“If I revisit a season like this and even if the coach likes me, it makes sense to not do it.”

“I fell from high. Even though I never thought I would play all the games, I was not expecting such a low playing time.”

“It was the worst season of my career when collectively it was certainly the best – it’s weird.”

After calling his time at Tottenham the worst in his life, he then challenged Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to enter talks with him over his future as soon as possible. He said:

“I will talk to the coach. It usually gives good advice. He knows me very well, his opinion will count. I wish there was better communication.”

“What I want most of all is that everything be clear. If the coach no longer counts on me, he thinks that the players who are there are better, he should say so.”

“I want an honest discussion about what they intend to do, their future with me. From there, everything will be clearer in my head.”

Sissoko then shockingly confessed to having fallen-out with the Argentine in November after being dropped from the squad altogether. He said:

“It was not because of my performance on the field. There was a misunderstanding between us, it settled.”

“The club finished second, so maybe it was not wrong, but, personally, I was hoping better. We can not go back. Who can say how it would have happened if I had gone elsewhere?”

“Today, I am disappointed because I aspired to better but I am not dejected. I was not expecting such a low playing time.”

“We will see if there are offers, but Ligue 1 remains attractive.”

Earlier in the month, it was rumoured that France manager Didier Deschamps had told Moussa Sissoko he needed regular game-time in order to feature in his squad. Since then, Sissoko has been called up for the upcoming World Cup Qualifying match against Sweden and the two friendlies against Paraguay and England.

Quite frankly, Sissoko is talking as though he’s already made up his mind. Have you made up yours? What do you make of Sissoko’s comments here?

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  1. Here we have a player used lightly in the meaning of the word who thinks he is better than he is .At a time when we have so many people including nurses struggling we have a footballer complaining because he is not getting to play and its everyone else who is to blame for this . Makes me sick and i am a Spurs supporter for forty years . Get him out .

  2. I’m a Spurs supporter of 56 years and what disappoints me is the assumption that a team can best improve by spending vast amounts of money on players whose only loyalty is to themselves. Clearly Spurs bought him at the last minute because they felt they had to get someone before the window closed. The simple truth (admittedly with hindsight) is we never needed him in the first place.


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