‘Huge addition’ – Robinson welcomes return of midfielder to Tottenham

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has claimed that Moussa Sissoko’s injury has gone somewhat under the radar due to the high-profile issues of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son whilst also insisting that Jose Mourinho’s side have desperately missed the Frenchman over the last few months.

After a disappointing first couple of seasons in North London, Sissoko’s form has improved considerably in the last year and a half and he has been one of Tottenham’s most consistent players during that time.

The 30-year-old, who established himself as a regular in the Spurs midfield under Mauricio Pochettio, continued to feature prominently after Jose Mourinho took over the reins from the Argentine.

However, the midfielder picked up an injury against Southampton on New Year’s Day for which he required surgery on his knee and he has been missing from action ever since.

Sissoko confirmed in an interview with the official Spurs site that his rehabiliation is progressing well and that he will be back in action when the season resumes after the coronavirus shutdown.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former England number one said: “They have missed him. He has been the most improved player there over the last 18 months.

“His engine, the physical side to his game as well as his ability has massively improved. He can play defensively and offensively because he possesses a great engine.

“He has been a real big miss in the engine room for Spurs. When he comes back it will be a huge addition.

“We focus heavily on Son and Kane because of their position but Sissoko has been a massive miss for them and when he is back fit he will go straight back into the side.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It has been evident in the past two months from our performances that we’ve sorely lacked Sissoko’s dynamism and energy in midfield. His ability to cover for the full-backs defensively and make runs into the box to support the attack makes him a unique option compared to our other midfielders. I expect him to come straight back into the team when the season resumes.

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