Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that the injury sustained by Moussa Sissoko in yesterday’s 3-0 win at Everton does not look serious.
The French international was subbed off late into the game after going down on the challenge from 33 year old defender Ashley Williams, though it looked as though little contact had been made.
Initial fears were that Sissoko had perhaps pulled a muscle or twisted his ankle, but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has now declared that the damage sustained was minimal.
The Argentine revealed after the game that Sissoko had most likely suffered a cramp and that the attacking midfielder will remain in his plans for the coming weeks of football.
“He was good today,” Poch was quoted by WestLondonSport. “It was a very solid performance, but it is true he finished with some problems. He suffered in his calf. I think it was cramp.”
“His position depends on the tactic and the dynamic of how we want to play. When you win 3-0 and you play well it’s easy to explain different things but I am happy with him and he is part of my plans.”
Sissoko enjoyed a good game for Spurs before coming off, having troubled the opposition’s defence and getting into good positions only to unfortunately squander one or two opportunities.
There were more than a few occasions in which the 28 year old carelessly strayed offside during promising counter-attacks, but there is certainly a foundation for which Sissoko can build from.
Tottenham will face Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday at Wembley in their opening Champions League encounter, having been beaten home and away by the German side when they last met in the 2015-16 Europa League.
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