Moussa Sissoko’s reputation as a fans favourite at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is going from strength to strength.
The Frenchman endured a difficult first two seasons at the club after joining from Newcastle United back in 2016, but since breaking into the team around 12 months ago has enjoyed up upturn in fortunes and has quickly become one of Mauricio Pochettino’s most reliable midfielders.
Sissoko has started all eight of Spurs’ Premier League games this term, including yesterday’s humiliating 3-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.
With Serge Aurier suspended after his sending off the previous week and Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth deemed not ready to start, Sissoko was forced to play at right-back at The Amex, the position he finished the 2-1 victory over Southampton.
It certainly wasn’t one of Sissoko’s best performance in a Tottenham shirt, but the 30-year-old showed his class by reaching out to supporters on social media the evening after the game to apologise to Spurs fans for their appalling performance against the Seagulls.
The message read:
We are currently in a difficult period and no one is happy with this situation.
It’s not a lack of desire on our part, neither of the staff nor of the club, quite the contrary!
In sport as in everyday life, some moments are difficult but we have to accept them, face them and come out bigger and stronger.
We will only succeed in reversing the trend if we all do it together.
I am sorry for the fans not to show the true face of the Spurs and all our qualities in these last games. But with our desire to turn the page on this difficult period and then your support, it is all together that we will succeed in changing the situation and moving forward again!
Let us remain united and move forward ????
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) October 5, 2019