‘Without a doubt’ – Robinson backs Spurs player to force his way back into the side

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson is confident that Moussa Sissoko will force his way back into Tottenham’s starting line up following his return from injury.

Sissoko has been a revelation at Spurs over the last 18 months after failing to deliver in his first couple of seasons at the club.

He continued to shine following the arrival of Jose Mourinho but he has been sidelined with a knee injury since picking up the issue during the 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.

The club confirmed this week that the 30-year-old has commenced on-field rehabilitation, with the midfielder himself taking to social media to post a video of him jogging and practising with a ball.

While the club have provided a firm return date for the midfielder, his return will certainly come as positive news in a time where Spurs have suffered injuries to key players.

Robinson believes the Frenchman’s availability could come as a major boost for the North Londoners given the attributes he will bring to the side.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former England No.1 said: “He’s (Sissoko) been a huge improvement over the last 18 months and Jose’s used him in a more advanced role at times, which he haven’t seen.

“(Can he force his way into the side?) Without a doubt he can because of the way he performed before his injury. A player that can have that kind of impact, just his engine, the way he gets up and down the pitch.

“Sometimes he can be a bit haphazard at times with his finishing and his shooting, but his application, his engine and the energy that he’s got is phenomenal.”

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Sissoko’s injury has gone under the radar a bit amidst injuries to the likes of Kane and Son but the Frenchman proved in the couple of months before he got injured that he could have a major part to play under Mourinho. His drive and ability to quickly transition defensive situations into counter-attacking ones is something we’ve missed in midfield over recent weeks.

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