Moussa Sissoko has said he blames himself for Tottenham Hotspur’s defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.
The Frenchman was sent through on goal with the score at 1-1 but his rash left-footed shot sailed high over the crossbar.
He was forced to take the chance on himself after some brilliant defending from Virgil van Dijk made a pass to Son Heung-min impossible.
But Spurs ended up rueing Sissoko’s miss as Liverpool won the game late on through Toby Alderweireld’s own goal.
Speaking to French outlet RMC after the game, Sissoko admitted he took responsibility for the result.
He said: “I blame myself for this defeat.”
Sissoko has been Tottenham’s most improved player by some distance this season and impressed again at Anfield despite his miss.
However, the 29-year-old’s finishing remains a major issue and Mauricio Pochettino will surely want to bring in a midfielder who can provide more goals next term.
Taking responsibility for the defeat was an honourable act by Sissoko, especially with his countryman Hugo Lloris being genuinely at fault for Liverpool’s winner.
There’s no denying Sissoko will keep his place in the team for the Crystal Palace match regardless.