Yves Bissouma has said that he and Ange Postecoglou see football the same way and admitted that the Australian has given him the confidence to express himself.
However, he struggled to get a run in the side under Antonio Conte last campaign, with the Italian even publicly revealing that the 27-year-old was unable to adapt to the tactical demands of his system (The Athletic).
Just when he was starting to get some sort of rhythm, Bissouma picked up an injury that kept him out of almost the entirety of the second half of the 2022-23 campaign.
Yves Bissouma and Postecoglou are clicking at Spurs
The Mali international has revealed that he was already preparing for the new season when he was out with an ankle problem earlier this year, admitting that things clicked between him and Postecoglou as soon as he met the Australian.
Bissouma told Spurs Play: “I take full responsibility when it’s time to work and to change things. So when I was injured at the end of last season I was already preparing for this one, right?
“So I came in and there was a new coach. We see football the same way. He talks to me before training, he gives me all his trust, he explains.
“After that, it’s up to me to do things well. You have a coach who understands football, who tries to talk to you as well. It’s so nice! It’s been a long time since anyone said anything to me.
“Sometimes you know you have something, but when people who know more than you, tell you, it gives you even more confidence. You know what I mean? I was already confident but what Ange told me was special. It changed something. You know?”
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While Bissouma has had an impressive start to the season, he faces a big challenge over the coming weeks as he needs to take more responsibility in the middle of the park to drive the team forward now that Maddison is out with an injury.
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