“He has been incredible” Sky pundit heaps praise on Tottenham midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

Moussa Sissoko has undoubtedly been one of Tottenham’s best players this season. The midfielder has managed to completely turnaround his Spurs career after being written off as a flop by most Spurs fans.

With Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama having long spells on the sidelines through injury and Mousa Dembele having been sold in January, the Frenchman has had to play nearly every game for Spurs this season.

He has shown tremendous energy levels to track back and win the ball back and has also displayed his ability to take several players out of the game with his forward runs.

Matt Le Tissier has heaped praise on the 29-year-old’s performances this season. The former Southampton midfielder said that while he was surprised when Tottenham paid £30 million (BBC) for Sissoko in the summer of 2016, the midfielder is now displaying the form he first showed when he arrived at Newcastle.

Speaking to Sky Sports’, Gillette Soccer Saturday, Le Tissier said: “That was a heck of a dip in form. We saw him in that Newcastle team when he was a powerful, strong runner from midfield, causing havoc in defences, but he had a real lull in form, and it was a surprise to me that Spurs spent £30 million on him when it did happen.

“It has been a real struggle for him. That’s a team where it was always going to difficult for him to try and break into on a regular basis.

“He has probably had to rely a little bit, first of all, on getting into the side because of injuries, but when he has got in there, this season he has been incredible.

“The turnaround in form is just amazing. You have to give credit to the player, but then you also have to give credit to the manager.”

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