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.



  1. I have probably been Moussa’s biggest critic over the last 2 seasons and let’s be fair he wasn’t good enough then to wear the famous shirt. He has and I take my hat off to him, turned this all around. He has been probably the most consistent stand out performer this season. He is fitter, stronger and covers all the pitch like he’s never done before. His achievements could only have been achieved through sincere hard work and couching that has through encouragement instilled a confidence level we’ve never seen previously.
    Well done my son!

  2. These are words that emanate from a sincere and honest person.
    From a player I hoped would not be in the squad let alone the starting 11,he has proved me to be completely wrong and is now a stand out player that you can build your team around.Well done Moussa;long may it continue.


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