Report claims surprising player could solve Tottenham’s right-back problem

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A report from Football.London has claimed that Moussa Sissoko could be utilised by Spurs at right-back this season.

After the sale of Kieran Trippier, Tottenham lack depth at right-back, with Serge Aurier the only established senior player who is strong in the position, with Walker-Peters also being a younthful, but less experienced, option.

This has led to many fans suggesting that Juan Foyth could play on the right flank next season after his impressive performances in that position for Argentina in the Copa America (Evening Standard).

However, Football.London are claiming that Moussa Sissoko’s pace, stamina, and spatial awareness could make him an ideal choice for the right-back position this season.

With the arrival of Tanguy N’Dombele, Sissoko may find central midfield minutes harder to come by. However, it would be incredibly harsh to relegate a player who was arguably the club’s player of the season to the bench after his best campaign in a Spurs shirt (90Min).  Playing Sissoko at right-back would solve this problem.

Sissoko is a good utility player and can play in several positions meaning he would probably be able to adapt to playing at right-back fairly well. The move would suit his playstyle, as he likes to make progressive runs forward and is a natural on the right-wing, so would be able to cope with the attacking elements of the full-back role with ease.

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Moussa would probably be able to play right-back fairly competently due to his years on the right flank. However, I’d rather see Pochettino convert Juan Foyth into a right-back as this would solve the problem for the long term, not just the short term.

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  1. Tend to agree,Sissoko could be a very good right back ,big,strong,fast ,good tackler and not frightened by anyone,would give any left winger a tough time.
    He could also break quickly ,but not sure about his crossing ability..maybe just a goodold fashioned tough no nonsense fullback.. Time will tell if indeed this does happen.

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