Moussa Sissoko seemed to be the forgotten man in Jose Mourinho’s first two games in charge of Tottenham against West Ham United and Olympiacos.
The Special One seems determined to make Eric Dier a permanent fixture of his first-team, and also handed starts to Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele in midfield.
However, despite being one of the most consistent performers under Pochettino over the past two years, Sissoko was being left out of the line-up.
That changed today when Mourinho rested Lucas Moura and gave the Frenchman a more advanced role than his usual holding midfield position.
Sissoko played admirably, as usual, a constant attacking threat for Spurs, and even popping up with his first goal in over 90 matches for the club.
Jose Mourinho was singing Sissoko’s praises, quite literally, today as he revealed that he tried to join in with the player’s famous ‘Oh, Moussa Sissoko’ chant.
Mourinho had plenty of nice words for Sissoko and his options at Spurs (Football London): “We have options. Of course, I am very happy. Of course, the goal is absolutely incredible but we have other options. I am happy with the way Lucas played in the previous two matches, I am happy now with Moussa.
“We have options, we have quality, it is important for the players to feel that we need everybody, opportunities arrive for everybody.
“Today I changed three or four players, maybe in the next game, I will do the same. That is very, very important. It is a great feeling, it is the best feeling a player can have is at home to have his fans with him, amazing song, beautiful really.
“I was singing along, or trying to and it is fantastic for him. The goal is magnificent for him, the action is the same, even Sonny not scoring a goal, two assists and the beautiful cross is half of a goal.”
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