What Mauricio Pochettino had to say about Moussa Sissoko after win at West Ham

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino had special words of praise for Moussa Sissoko following the 1-0 win against West Ham United.

The Frenchman was instrumental in Erik Lamela’s goal, having cut in from the right flank to loft a pinpoint cross straight onto the head of the Argentinean who nodded past the hapless Łukasz Fabiański.

Sissoko hasn’t had the easiest time at Spurs since his summer 2016 switch for a then club record fee from Newcastle United. His lack of consistency and inability to impact a game has regularly left him to be the focal point of criticism from the Spurs faithful.

However, following his assist and solid display at the London Stadium, Pochettino is hoping that the fans recognise the value that the 29-year-old can bring to the Spurs squad.

He told Football.London: “I think he’s a very honest, professional player,”

“You know what you are going to receive from him. I think the squad always in 25 players you need different type of players and I think Moussa provides the team with a very good balance. I am happy that the fans are starting to see him like a player who helps the team and helps the club and recognise his value.”

“Of course we cannot ask him to do different things, or things we can ask of another player, but he will always give you all that he has inside. That is very good for the team. I am so happy that the fans start to recognise his value,” he added.

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