BBC pundit Andy Townsend has revealed why Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko was afforded a start for the game against Leicester City, which Spurs won comfortably by a 6-1 margin. Sissoko put in a decent performance in what was a good game overall for the Lilywhites after a disappointing few weeks in the title race, where the boys lost their footing and gave it away to Chelsea.
Sissoko arrived at Tottenham last summer amidst much expectation but has failed to live up to it. Despite the poor season he’s had, he was named in the starting lineup for the Leicester game. Now Andy Townsend has revealed the possible reason as to why Pochettino would have given Sissoko a rare start. He was quoted by the BBC as saying;
“I don’t see the fit in this team. He is being given game time to put him in the window. Long term he doesn’t have a future at Spurs.”
Townsend is probably right. Sissoko doesn’t really seem to have a future at Tottenham. Take Vincent Janssen for example. He’s struggled as well this season. Many of the critics termed him a flop. His response? Fought hard, made sure he at least improved as the season went on. But Sissoko here has not really looked like he is even trying to turn things around.
While a lot fans support and believe in Janssen, Sissoko doesn’t have the similar kind of belief from them. The Spurs faithful are visibly frustrated with the Frenchman’s attitude and game play.
We don’t think he would be able to mount a comeback either. It is in the interests of all the involved parties that Sissoko has to leave Tottenham in the summer.
Looks like Pochettino has made a mistake in bringing Sissoko in. It always looked like a panic buy as he arrived on the deadline day. Though he had a wonderful Euro’16 tournament with France, it all seems like distant memories after almost 12 months down the calendar.
It will be interesting to see what Pochettino decides to do with Moussa Sissoko once the transfer window opens. But we feel that Sissoko will be sold to free up space for a better arrival in the summer.