Moussa Sissoko reveals the secret to his flop-to-legend transformation

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Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko was, unfortunately, the biggest loser in the Champions League final as he was not only forced off injured but also gave away a penalty within the first minute.

As Sissoko signalled using his arm, Mane crossed the ball, hitting Sissoko’s chest before flicking onto his hand.

However, few Spurs fans could begrudge Sissoko a mistake or two this season, as he has been one of the club’s outstanding performers.

The Frenchman somehow transformed from a North London flop to one of the most popular players at White Hart Lane in the space of just a year.

His powerful drives, defensive displays, and incredible athleticism has been one of the main features within that Spurs engine room this campaign.

He was even named the Tottenham Hotspur Legends’ Player of the Season last month.

Sissoko has now revealed that the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup with France, a competition they went on to win, spurred him on to make a change.

Moussa said (Tottenham): “Last year, at this time, I was a bit sad not to be part of the World Cup squad. I’d played in qualifying and I wanted to be part of the best competition, so yes, not to be in the squad was painful.

“After that, I said ‘okay, life is like that’, sometimes you want something but you can’t get it, but it’s not the end of the world. You keep going, stay strong and try to give more to have more success.

“In football, you will have disappointments, this is human nature. But you realise even if you are not playing, you have a good life. That’s how I think.

“I feel I’m strong mentally and if times are hard, I will keep going, keep working and try to get to the other side. This season has been amazing for me. I’ve had the chance to play a lot of games and I’ve played well.”

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