Spurs team-mate admits he is proud of Moussa Sissoko

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Kieran Trippier has expressed his pride towards his teammate Moussa Sissoko following his performance against West Ham United.

With the likes of Dele Alli sidelined through injury and Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen only fit enough to take their place on the subs bench, the midfielder started the match at the London Stadium and turned in one of his best performances to date.

Sissoko played a pivotal part in the 1-0 win against the Hammers by providing the cross for Erik Lamela’s header just moments before the half-time whistle.

 

Trippier acknowledged Sissoko’s work ethic during the countless training sessions at Hotspur Way, despite being overlooked for the starting eleven when Pochettino has a full side to select from.

It wasn’t just Trippier who was full of praise for Sissoko, the travelling Spurs fans at the weekend sung the Frenchman’s name after he was replaced in the 89th minute.

Trippier told ESPN: “It’s really nice for him because he’s deserved it,”

“People don’t see how hard he actually works on the training field, especially when he doesn’t play the majority of the games when the manager picks the team.

“He’s fully deserved his opportunity and he took it, and I’m really proud of him. It was an outstanding performance from him, and a few of the other boys as well. I’m really happy for them, especially Moussa Sissoko.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Got to agree with Keiran Trippier, was a great performance by Sissoko and he was very unlucky not to score at close range due to a marvelous reflex save from West Hams Fabianski! He did however provide a brilliant cross allowing Lamela to ghost in and score the matchwinner. Sadly despite Sissoko’s great performance and hard work he is still being singled out by lame fans unable to acknowledge any notion of ability or improvement on his part. Time to give the guy a break, you never know he might end up justifying his transfer fee and become a valued asset!

    • I agree. Was never a fan of signing him and his early performances were just lazy. But you can tell he’s trying 100% now, and the performances on the pitch are largely positive. Will never be a first team regular, but he’s doing jobs for us.

  2. He applies himself busily wherever he’s asked to operate on the pitch, and been playing well. On Saturday against West Ham, it was an exquisite pass from him that led to Lamela’s gorgeous goal.

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