Danny Mills highlights Spurs player who Mourinho will like in big games

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Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has praised Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

The Frenchman scored his second goal in the space of seven days when he fired beyond Nick Pope in the Burnley goal to round off the 5-0 thrashing in North London yesterday afternoon.

Sissoko began the move with a typical energetic run before passing the ball to Harry Kane out wide and the Spurs skipper fed the ball back to the midfielder and he showed great composure to find the back of the net.

Mills believes that new Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho will be a fan of Sissoko’s physical attributes and if he can continue to add goals to his game, he has the potential to be a top player.

The 30-year-old has now scored four goals in 146 appearances for Tottenham since he made the move south from Newcastle United in 2016 (transfermarkt).

Mills told Football Insider: “I think Sissoko is one of those players Mourinho will like.

“He’s very athletic, he’s strong, he’s powerful, he’s a big lad and he will be utilised into that midfield to the best of his abilities.

“Mourinho likes those type of players in those big games when it is going to be tight.

“Sissoko took a while to settle at Tottenham, but I think he is a very very useful player whether you play him wider or whether you play him in an advanced position in midfield.

“Without a doubt, he has got superb attributes to be a top player if he can add goals to his games, even better!”


Sissoko’s finishing has historically always been an issue, however, under Mourinho he has shown that he has the capability to finish his chances.

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