Moussa Sissoko openly disagrees with Jose Mourinho’s assessment

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Moussa Sissoko may have been a flop during his first couple of seasons with the Lilywhites after transferring from Newcastle United.

However, the Frenchman has enjoyed a drastic turnaround in his form and fortunes over the past two years in North London and became one of the first names on the team sheet for former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Sissoko was dropped for the first match under Jose Mourinho against West Ham but has since fought his way back in, playing in a variety of positions.

Under Pochettino, Sissoko was primarily a central midfield player over the past two seasons, although that is something Mourinho questioned last week.

The Special One claimed that he believed Sissoko’s best position to be on the right side, as he played against Bournemouth, even scoring what turned out to be the winner (The Sun).

However, Sissoko has now openly disagreed with his new manager, claiming that he thinks his best position comes down the middle as a number 6, 8, or 10.

Sissoko said (Standard): “I haven’t spoken to him about [my position] but I saw [what he said].

“He’s the manager, so if he says to me to play as a number six or at the front or on the right side, I will do my best.

“I know I’m capable to play every role. At the end [against Burnley], I even played right-back.

“But to be in the middle of the pitch is my best position. If it’s Number six, number eight, number ten, it doesn’t matter, but I like to be in the centre. For the team, I will do everything the manager asks me.”

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