From fringe man and scapegoat to much-adored nailed-on starter. The transformation of Moussa Sissoko in recent months is remarkable. The midfielder delivered another colossal display in Tottenham’s 3-1 Premier League win over Leicester City on Sunday, providing power, energy and ball-carrying excellence to steer his side to a fourth consecutive triumph in the competition. The France international has now started 18 league matches this season, more than any other Spurs midfielder, and is truly in the team on merit after initially being given an extended run in the autumn due to a slew of injuries to senior players. Sissoko has not actually scored this season – from 27 matches in all competitions – and supplied just one assist. For someone who gets into such good positions, that’s a pretty wretched record. But Spurs fans who once doubted him now love him for what he does for the team, as their comments on his stark improvement make abundantly clear.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Really don’t think Sissoko got the mention he deserves. Motm by a mile IMO. So strong, quick passing (mostly forward as well), and he’s dribbling is was people think Dembele used to do. Also he pinged a few balls around yesterday and they was perfect.???????????????? #COYS
— Jake (@lilywhite_army) February 11, 2019
I’m happy when spurs play as long as I see Son, Rose & Sissoko in the team lol! Sissoko has become an absolute beast for us this season! An improvement i thought I’d never see for us! #COYS
— Ryan Madden (@RyanMadden1991) February 11, 2019
— Stephen White (@Steveo28288) February 11, 2019
You was a beast in our midfield today Moussa, you and Winksy covered every single blade of grass. ????????
— Ricky Sacks ???? (@RickSpur) February 10, 2019
Absolute machine today. Well done big M
— Jan (@swedishspur) February 10, 2019
You were IMMENSE
— Audere est Facere 2010 (@Audere2010) February 10, 2019
Moussa what can I say. You have been amazing and today were my man of the match. Monster performance again ????
— Tahir Iqbal (@Tahir_E17) February 10, 2019
Spurs were magnificent today. They dug deep. Llorente works hard but his finishing is poor. Winks is an exceptional talent. Sissoko was flawless. Son and Eriksen are the wheels in attack. They don't stop working. Lloris finally turned up today. On to @BVB @wembleystadium #COYS
— Harps (@Harps1981) February 11, 2019
— DJ Key?? (@DJKey) February 10, 2019
The transformation in Sissoko is quite unbelievable
— Darren Richards (@DarrenR28) February 10, 2019