Moussa Sissoko has suggested his struggles last season can be put down to signing too late in the transfer window.
The midfielder joined Tottenham for £30 million from Newcastle on deadline day last summer, but endured a difficult first season at the club.
However, he has noticeably improved in the early stages of the new campaign. The 28-year-old played his part in the 3-0 win at Everton on Saturday after being handed a starting place by Mauricio Pochettino.
Sissoko told reporters after the game that this season will be a different experience compared to 2016/17.
“This season is totally different because I had the preseason with the team,” said the Frenchman. “Last season I signed at the last minute and didn’t have the preseason so it was difficult.
“Now I feel good and ready to fight like everyone, and try to give my best for the team. I hope I will do well this season and we will all do well in the league, in the Champions League and in the cups.
“When you start you’re always happy. The manager gave me my chance and I tried to give my best and I think I did well like all the team, so I’m happy.”
We gave Sissoko a 6 out of 10 in our player ratings. Although he sometimes let himself down with his touch and final product, the midfielder worked hard and drove forward whenever possible.