‘I never wanted to quit Spurs’ – Tottenham star on potential exit

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s season has been one of surprises, success, and some incredible wins.

The Lilywhite’s are now guaranteed to be in third place in the Premier League for Christmas, currently enjoying their best ever start to a campaign.

Spurs also find themselves with knockout ties against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and semi-final legs against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup next year.

However, more surprising than any of this has been the total U-turn transformation spectacular of ex-flop Moussa Sissoko.

Ever since arriving from Newcastle, the Frenchman has looked sluggish, lazy, and severely lacking in the quality needed to make it at a top four club.

However, the midfield man has proved his many doubters wrong this season, becoming once of the first names on Pochettino’s team sheet.

He has now assured fans in an interview that he never even thought about throwing in the towel at Spurs, and was sure that he could make a success of the move.

He said (Guardian): “The fans talk to me differently now, although even when it wasn’t a great time for me, they weren’t bad with me on the street. Now I can see they are very happy because I’m doing well.

“The best thing I have done is to be strong mentally. I never give up. In life, you never have to go with your head down. You have to look forward, try to improve, keep fighting and one day the thing will change. I never wanted to leave Spurs. I knew that I could have success here.

“I don’t know if the criticism was unfair. Football is like that. It’s why I wasn’t upset by it. I was upset because I wasn’t doing what I wanted to be doing. I had to keep working and I believe I can do better than what I am doing now.”

Sissoko also added this on his song ‘Wake me up before you go go, who needs Bale when you’ve got Sissoko?’: “I didn’t know this song before they were singing it for me. It started in Madrid. My uncle was with the fans and he filmed them singing it. It was funny. I like this song so I’m happy with it.”

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  1. Of course the criticisms were unfair; they always are! No one has any idea what it is like to be under the pressures that professional footballers are under, unless they have done the job themselves. The more successful Spurs become, the more we attract ‘supporters’ who are totally unreasonable in their viewpoint. The very people who are gushing so vigorously at present are likely to be the same numpties who shouted so loudly against him before, egged on, of course, by online bloggers!


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