Jermaine Jenas hails Moussa Sissoko as the unsung hero for Spurs against Chelsea
Tottenham put in a well-drilled, disciplined performance to come away with a point from Stamford Bridge, that put us back at the top of the Premier League standings. While our attacking unit didn’t fire as it has been throughout the season, the defence came to the fore on Sunday.
Eric Dier and Joe Rodon, barring a couple of hairy moments, were solid throughout while the full-backs Serge Aurier and Sergio Reguilon also looked good. However, it was Moussa Sissoko that stood out for former Spurs’ man Jenas, who hailed the Frenchman as the unsung hero for us on the day. (h/t Football.london)
“The role Moussa Sissoko has played in the last few games, he is having a positive impact on those around him. He (Sissoko) was always there in that pocket of space. He was always on Werner and he was a nightmare for Chelsea.”
Further elaborating on what Sissoko brought to the table, Jenas said that his presence in front of the backline and his willingness to cover for defenders made things a lot simpler for the likes of Aurier. (h/t Football.london)
“Where he simplifies things for Aurier is that he (Aurier) has one thing on his mind and that’s going to mark wide. Moussa Sissoko has not left him. He is simplifying the game for Aurier because he is saying ‘you go to him and I’ll take care of Werner’.”
Jenas further added that Sissoko’s presence allowed Rodon to mark Tammy Abraham closely, knowing that the Frenchman was there to provide cover should he get dragged out of position. (h/t Football.london)
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Indeed, there were occasions when Sissoko was almost playing as a third centre-back, keeping Timo Werner silent, while allowing Aurier to push forward. The Frenchman has been at the club since 2016 but it would be fair to say that he has never been more important to the team than now under Jose Mourinho.