Moussa Sissoko has revealed he has been training with his Tottenham teammates for “nearly two weeks” as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury.
The midfielder suffered ligament damage in the Premier League defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day – the same match in which Harry Kane tore the tendon in his hamstring – and has been sidelined ever since.
Spurs’ form has dramatically dropped off without Sissoko, Kane and Son Heung-min. The latter has been out since last month with a fractured arm.
But there is a chance Jose Mourinho will have the trio back for the remainder of the season, which is due to restart at the end of April if the coronavirus crisis has been quelled by then.
And Sissoko, who was one of Tottenham’s best players last term and had impressed in Mourinho’s first few weeks in charge, has spoken of his desire to be ready for the recommencement of the campaign.
“I’m fine, my knee’s okay,” he told the club’s official website. “I’ve been training with the team for nearly two weeks now and everything is okay. I’m trying to build up my fitness and trying to be ready for when we’re allowed to play again.”
It will certainly be a huge boost to have Sissoko back, particularly with Tanguy Ndombele’s ongoing struggle for fitness and form – Spurs need another option in midfield.