Tottenham Hotspur are enjoying perhaps their best season under Mauricio Pochettino, with their best Premier League points tally, one foot in the Champions League quarter finals, and well in the race for the Prem title.
What’s more, Spurs have done it in the face of adversity this season. They started the campaign on the back foot, with nine players involved in the World Cup semi finals, meaning little chance for a full pre-season.
Spurs have also had to contend with a lack of signings, stadium delays, and losing Heung Min Son to South Korea on two separate occasions.
As if this wasn’t enough, Tottenham have also had one of the longest injury lists all season, with lay offs to some key players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Despite all this, the team has remained competitive, and that has been largely down to certain fringe players stepping up into key roles.
Moussa Sissoko has been a player transformed this campaign, and has somehow gone from Spurs flop to first name on the team sheet.
Lee Dixon says Sissoko has ‘defied the odds’ (BBC as reported by HITC): “Sissoko has come from nowhere to play in midfield. He has certainly defied the odds as far as I was concerned when I looked at him. I thought he can’t do that role and he’s been brilliant.”
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