Some Tottenham fans on social media have been left frustrated with Moussa Sissoko after the midfielder seemed lazy in getting back to prevent Aston Villa from having a shot on goal late in Sunday’s game.
Tottenham put in a spirited display at Villa Park as they kept a clean sheet and registered a comfortable win in the end.
It was the type of performance that Spurs needed after the disastrous week they had with abject performances against both Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb.
Mourinho was rewarded for his decision to hand starts to Giovani Lo Celso, Carlos Vinicius, Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga, with the Spurs boss introducing the likes of Ben Davies, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn late on to add some energy to the side.
However, Sissoko, who replaced Tanguy Ndombele with less than 10 minutes of normal time left, almost cost his side a goal as he made a rather lethargic attempt to block Ross Barkley’s shot.
Japhet Tanganga had to fling himself across the line of the attempt in order to prevent the Villa midfielder from scoring.
Some Spurs fans on social media questioned what Sissoko brings to the table if he does not put his body on the line and admitted that they would like to see the Frenchman moved on in the summer.
That’s so lazy. Tanganga setting example throwing his body on the line. That’s what we want at spurs
— alex (@_alexthfc) March 22, 2021
Sissoko pisses me off pic.twitter.com/cng10Bem6a
— Jeanette ✨ (@JeanetteeJensen) March 22, 2021
Should never play for the club again
Awful baller https://t.co/HpboSP0meb
— Josh Burman (@josh_burman_) March 22, 2021
Sissoko apparently has a huge voice in the dressing room. how does he have so much power pulling this bs https://t.co/eT04aKltmz
— Andres🦧 (@zRadiqtion) March 22, 2021
Beyond daft now, what a wasteman. Get him sidelined for that attitude, not the only game he’s done it https://t.co/anWsdc8xuC
— BenjTHFC (@BenjjTHFC) March 22, 2021
Get rid in the summer please along with a few others!! https://t.co/1n3sjxuRk8
— DJ WiZ (@Benjaminwiz1) March 22, 2021
Brooo I’m telling you not even just based of this video he’s one of these players that need to get gone. Such a bad footballer, only here for his physical ability but even his effort has gone out the window.(not at the top of the list to sell but definitely on there somewhere) https://t.co/I2UcONBms1
— 🥤 (@SarcasticFtbl) March 22, 2021
Lazy defenfing from sissoko again, we need to get him out of the squad as soon as possible. What is he even good at?
He cant shoot, cant pass, cant defend and cant drible 💀 https://t.co/4QCVKII0s6
— Jonas (@thfcjonas) March 22, 2021
I just don’t get what Sissoko brings to the table 🤷🏻♂️ he had one great season and now he just looks lost.
He goes in the summer, he has too. https://t.co/nS1L3A0Dkq
— BarksTHFC ©️ (@Kevbark3r) March 22, 2021
He did the same for Orsic’s last 2 goals. Embarrassing from him https://t.co/O0vRLKyX5J
— ⚪️ (@dripwijn) March 22, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
I think it is a little harsh on Sissoko to criticise him for his effort as the midfielder clearly sees Davies racing ahead of him to get in the line of the shot. Tanganga certainly did brilliantly to block the attempt and Davinson Sanchez was also positioned well to get in the way of the attempt had it squeezed past the 21-year-old.
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