Moussa Sissoko did not enjoy the best of his career when he arrived at the White Hart Lane back in 2016 for a club record fee £30 million from Newcastle United.
A lot was expected from the player but he failed to the live up to the expectation making only 85 appearances for the club in over 2 season’s most of which came from the bench. Sissoko never fought for a place in the team as a regular.
At the start of the 2018-19 season, not much was expected from the French international but injuries to Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier saw Moussa Sissoko get regular playing time and he used that opportunity with brilliant and energetic displays for the club.
His performances got him a lot of praise from the pundits and soon he became a fan favourite. As the season progressed Sissoko became the heart of the Spurs midfield and consistently put up good performances for the club.
This was the season he showed the world why Spurs decided to break their club record fee for signing him in 2016. He consistently delivered energetic box to box performances.
Sissoko got the opportunity to play in his preferred Central midfield position and was very effective in making interceptions and launching attacks using his pace and physicality.
Moussa Sissoko’s 2018/19 season in numbers:
2337 minutes played
50 tackles attempted
36 tackles won
30 Key Passes
Passing accuracy – 87%
25 chances created
Sissoko shows no sign of slowing down and could prove to be even more important for the club next season as they hope to compete for the Premier League and all other titles.