From flop to cult hero; Moussa Sissoko gives an insight into his incredible transformation at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

If you would have asked many Tottenham Hotspur fans at the end of the 2018/19 whether they would be happy if Moussa Sissoko would still be at the club today, the resounding answer would be no.

The Frenchman’s transformation from scapegoat to having his name sung by 62,062 supporters at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium has been nothing short of spectacular.

Sissoko struggled during his first two seasons following his £30million move from Newcastle United on deadline day in 2016 (Sky Sports).  

The 29-year-old found himself playing in the middle of midfield following the departure of Mousa Dembele along with injuries to the likes of Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama.  Sissoko has taken the opportunity with both hands and is now consistently showing his worth as a true box to box player.

He has put his turnaround in form down to his never say die attitude and wants to take his impressive form into the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Sissoko has truly bounced back from the heartbreak of being left out of the French squad that went on to win the World Cup in Russia last summer, but could find himself as one of the champions of Europe very soon.

“I never give up,” he told the official Spurs site. “In life, you always have to believe in yourself and give everything. That’s what I’ve done. Now I receive the benefit of that work and I’m very happy with that.

“This means a lot to me. I’ve had a great season, I’m very happy, everyone knows my first two seasons were difficult but I kept working and today I can be very happy with what I’ve done. I need to keep going like that and hopefully we can win the Champions League in three weeks.”


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