This Spurs star claims he has improved his game considerably since Mourinho arrived

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Moussa Sissoko claims that he has improved all parts of his game since Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham just over a year ago.

After the investment that Spurs made into the squad over the summer, it appeared as if Sissoko’s opportunities would be limited this season.

However, the Frenchman has proven his worth to Mourinho and now seems to be an integral part of the Spurs midfield, slotting in alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as one of the two midfield pivots, helping to shore up the Tottenham defence.

Sissoko was once again one of Spurs’ best players in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea as he worked his socks off to ensure that the Blues’ midfielders and attackers did not have any time on the ball.

The 31-year-old also dropped in to cover for Serge Aurier when the right-back was caught upfield and was part of the reason Chelsea, just like Manchester City a week before, had no joy down their left-hand side.

When asked which parts of his game have improved under Mourinho, the midfielder told Stadium Astro: “Well, I can say on everything. Defensively, offensively or even mentally I am more stronger.

“I try to be all the time alert of the game and try to read the game. I think I learn a lot of things and then we all learn since he came.

“When you have a manager like him, you can always improve, so let’s keep going in that direction because there are still a lot of things to do.”

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