Moussa Sissoko has been left out of France’s squad for the World Cup finals.

The Tottenham midfielder aws one of the stars of his country’s Euro 2016 campaign, playing a big part as France reached the final only to lose to Portugal.

Those performances tempted Spurs into buying him for £30 million after the tournament.

Didier Deschamps has praised Sissoko’s attitude in the past – as has Mauricio Pochettino – but it seems he hasn’t done enough to make it to the World Cup.

Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, will captain France in Russia.

But what’s next for Sissoko? The 28-year-old has struggled to cement a place in the Tottenham side this season.

He remains a divisive figure when he does play. Some believe he is nowhere near good enough, while others believe he is overly criticised.

Regardless of his worth ethic, there are justified question marks over his ability to play for a top six side.

Spurs are likely to pursue new midfielders this summer, meaning Sissoko’s playing time will only decrease.

There is a good chance he will leave Tottenham this summer, especially if he wants to break back into the national side.



  1. Not good enough for France or spurs. It is not that he is poor its just he’s taking the place of someone who can do what he does better and other things he cannot do……like passing and finishing.

  2. Sissouko is very poor with his finishing, and very poor passing. He could have scored some goals for us this season, but (him and the post), he puts it way above the post.
    I wouldn’t take him for world CUP if I’m the French manager.
    I know Pochetinho will let him go. However, I believe he will do well with a middle table team. He’s not that bad, but not for a top 6 PL team.

  3. He has had some good games and some ordinary games. Better playing in central midfield than an attacking position but his poor technique at times lets him down. A good player but will never be a first 11 players for a good side.

  4. Agree with all said above, Sissoko is a decent player who will do well in a mid-table team. He’s not quite up to being a top6 starter and not impactful enough to be a game changer off the bench. A move would probably suit everyone, although I have no problem with him staying as a squad player.

  5. He will be a good player in the championship or the last three teams of the bottom of the league. Offer him to Huddersfield. Certainly far from good enough for Spurs let alone France.


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