Moussa Sissoko has praised his own character in turning his Tottenham Hotspur career around while acknowledging he is a limited player.
The midfielder is a candidate for Spurs’ player of the season following a run of hugely impressive form dating back to October.
He impressed once again when Tottenham beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League quarter-finals at the club’s new stadium on Tuesday night.
And speaking to French broadcaster RMC Sport after the game, Sissoko gave an honest assessment of his performance against City and his Spurs career to date.
“I am happy with my match, I was very good I think, like the rest of the team. I am happy for me, I have come a long way,” Sissoko said (as translated by HITC).
“I have had two difficult seasons here, I have continued to work.
“I know that I am not the most technical player, the best player in the world, but I play with the qualities that I have. I have never taken myself to be someone I am not.”
Sissoko drew criticism from some Tottenham fans after missing a chance to score the winner against Liverpool in the Premier League just over a week ago.
But even with his poor finishing, the Frenchman has been one of the team’s most consistent performers in the current campaign.
Spurs will be looking to sign new central midfielders this summer, but most supporters will now want Sissoko to stick around beyond the transfer window.