Maurico Pochettino has singled out Moussa Sissoko for praise after Tottenham Hotspur secured Champions League football for the third successive season.
Tottenham’s 1-0 win against Newcastle United, along with Chelsea’s failure to beat Huddersfield Town means that Pochettino’s side are now guaranteed to finish in the top four of the Premier League.
A Harry Kane goal proved to be enough for Tottenham to get over the line to ensure that we will return to N17 with the elite of European football in our new stadium.
However, strangely enough Pochettino decided to heap praise on Sissoko during the post-match press conference at Wembley, citing the Frenchman’s professionalism.
Sissoko has failed to live up to anywhere near the expectation of the Spurs fans following his £30million move from Newcastle United.
Poch told the press: “I want to congratulate the players and all the staff who made it possible every day to work hard. It’s a massive thank you to all the staff because they were fantastic for nearly 38 games. I want to say thank you to them.
“It was a difficult game, like for all the teams. To play with the pressure to win, playing again a team that play deeper and on the counter attack. With the pressure to win it was a great experienced today for many players. Maybe we take some rush decisions that push us to make mistakes. The atmosphere wasn’t great and that is a massive influence on the team.
“I am so proud of all the players. One of the best was Moussa Sissoko. I want to say thank you to him. He has been so professional this season.”
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