Date: 29th May 2019 at 7:45am
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OPINION

With the Premier League season over and the Champions League final to look forward too on Saturday, Tottenham players could be excused for not paying attention to individual awards.

The annual award ceremonies at all clubs have taken place already but at Spurs, one award was delivered a little later than the rest.

On Tuesday afternoon it was announced that was awarded with the inaugural Legends’ Player of the Year award at the club’s training ground and it’s an award that the French international certainly deserved.

The Frenchman will come as a surprise winner for some with players such as Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son receiving more plaudits for their exploits in front on goal.

The consistent run of performances and reaching the Champions League final was down to Son and Moura who had big boots to fill due to the absence of Harry Kane.

Having said this, Sissoko has enjoyed a great season under Mauricio Pochettino and has been an integral part of a side which made Tottenham history by reaching their first ever Champions League final.

Making 43 appearances in the heart of midfield, Sissoko has become a mainstay under Argentine Pochettino and has cemented his place in future plans – making it easy to forget that the 29-year-old hasn’t had it easy since joining from Newcastle for £30million in 2016.

It has been a completely different story this season, with Sissoko deservedly earning plaudits for his role in midfield. His power and dynamic style on and off the ball has added a new dimension to new Spurs midfield and he played a vital role against Ajax in the Champions League semi-final.

The award shows that Sissoko’s efforts are not going unnoticed at the club and the under the radar midfield man has come to the forefront this campaign.