Moussa Sissoko’s transition from flop to first team regular at Tottenham Hotspur has been one of the most remarkable transformations in recent years.
The former Newcastle United midfielder endured a difficult first couple of seasons in North London following his £30million transfer (Metro), but with a full pre-season under his belt has looked like a completely different player during the current campaign.
Sissoko’s struggles had cost him a place in France’s World Cup winning side during the summer, but has since returned to the national set-up following his improvement in form.
Injuries to Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama, along with the departure of Mousa Dembele have allowed the Frenchman to play on a regular basis alongside Harry Winks and has flourished in the role.
Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham believes that Sissoko is now a crucial part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side and has also been impressed with his pace.
Sissoko has played 29 games in all competitions for Tottenham this season and his name continues to be sung by the Spurs faithful at every game.
“He has,” Higginbotham said on Sky Sports News on 21/02/2019 when asked if the Sissoko has turned the corner.
“When he is going forward. He’s unbelievable when he gets into his stride. He is one of those players that you don’t realise how quick he is until he gets into his stride.
“He has now become an integral part of this Tottenham team.”
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