Former Spurs midfielder turned BBC pundit Danny Murphy has singled out our £30m man for praise for his display in our 3-2 win at West Ham on Saturday.
The man subject of Murphy’s adulation is of course our French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who has widely been considered a £30m flop since his arrival from Newcastle United on last season’s transfer deadline day.
Regular starters Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama were both absent for the lilywhites which meant a more central role for Sissoko alongside Eric Dier and the France international clearly impressed Murphy.
“He’s taken some stick and that’s putting it lightly” Murphy told Match of the Day host Gary Lineker.
“The best games I’ve seen him play in a Newcastle shirt and a French shirt is in the middle and this was obviously something worked on by (Mauricio) Pochettino.
Our former midfielder went on to say “Without Dembele & Wanyama, he sat in there with Dier, but he kept going forward. Every time they got good possession or he saw a gap he was off and it caused West Ham problems. Usually it’s only Dele Alli doing this”
Murphy outlined “He was at it all game, his energy levels were good, he didn’t mind getting stuck in and he looked fit”
“He gives them another option and if he is playing at his best he is a good option.”
Sissoko has had plenty of criticism from both Spurs fans and the football audience as a whole, but is he now beginning to show why Spurs shelled out all that money for him?
Or was Saturday just a one off and the France international will revert to type when we visit Huddersfield on Saturday lunchtime?
Judging by his recent performances perhaps it wasn’t.
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