Tim Sherwood has claimed that Moussa Sissoko provided ‘nothing’ against Brighton and urged Jose Mourinho to show more ambition with his team selection and game tactics.

Tottenham’s performance against Brighton was arguably their poorest of the season so far, with the home side unlucky to be just 1-0 up at the break.

While Spurs threw a lot more bodies forward in the second half, they still failed to break down the Seagulls defence and create many clear-cut chances.

There were a number of questionable calls from Mourinho, including his decision to not start Carlos Vinicius despite not having Harry Kane available and his choice to start with a back three once again.

The Spurs boss also decided to play Sissoko at right-wing-back, leaving Matt Doherty on the bench, while Serge Aurier failed to even make the matchday squad.

Mourinho insisted after the game that he was happy with the 31-year-old’s display but Sherwood felt that the Frenchman offered nothing going forward down the right-hand side.

The former Tottenham interim boss told Premier League Productions: “Jose needs to show how good a manager he is now.

“They need to start playing on the front foot. You need creativity on that pitch now. The workman-like players around the midfield.

“Fullbacks who just want to stay at home. Davies on one side. Aurier played the other day and was a disgrace.

“Sissoko on the right-hand side and giving us nothing going forward. Tottenham need to find a solution and Jose needs to find it fast.”

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I will not be too surprised if Mourinho decides to start Sissoko at right-wing-back against Chelsea, given that Doherty has been in poor form and that reports indicate a possible falling out between the Spurs boss and Aurier. That could be one of the main reasons why Mourinho blocked Tanganga from completing a loan move on deadline day.


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