In our latest instalment of Flashback, we take a look back at the perspective of Moussa Sissoko during his time at Tottenham, and how fans’ opinion on the midfielder has changed over the past two years.
Moussa Sissoko is now rightly regarded as one of Tottenham’s best players but, as we all know, it hasn’t always been like this. The midfielder was once the laughing stock of the club. The turnaround he has shown is nothing short of sensational. Prior, for many, he was one of the worst signings in recent history.
The Frenchman was signed from Newcastle in a deadline day £30m move (as per Sky Sports) and was quickly dismissed as yet another dreadful Tottenham signing. Largely deployed on the wing, his lack of ability to pass, shoot or cross was highlighted time and time again.
Here are some of the thoughts Tottenham fans expressed:
If Moussa Sissoko had to finish a one-on-one to save your life, what would your last words be?
— Mac (@Tweetgood_Mac) December 23, 2017
If you ever feel you deserve a pay rise and your boss isn’t having any of it just remind them that Moussa Sissoko is on 90k a week
— Jess Mcsweeney (@McsweeneyJess) 19 December 2017
I’m not Moussa Sissoko’s biggest fan BUT he can’t be made the scapegoat after every match. His energy and drive got us up the pitch frequently with 10 men yesterday.
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) 3 December 2017
Don’t know how Moussa Sissoko spent his youth career in Toulouse without somebody going “mate football isn’t for you but have you considered rugby”
— Mac (@Tweetgood_Mac) 14 December 2017
It was certainly not looking good for the Tottenham midfielder. He had dropped out of the French squad due to his poor performances and fans were eagerly looking for him to be moved on. Yet, Sissoko is now viewed as one of the most important members of the squad. In fact, many believe he was the club’s best player this season.
This time 1 week from now Moussa Sissoko will be taking the field for a Champions League final. Imagine saying that 2 years ago.
— Jared (@jaredgatzemeyer) 25 May 2019
You’re a hero regardless of the result next week Moussa.
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) 25 May 2019
“I can’t speak highly enough of him. Moussa’s story is incredible. It’s fair to say the first two seasons didn’t go the way he wanted them to, but he never stopped believing in himself and working hard to get to where he is today.”
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) 20 May 2019
Tottenham will now hope their new superstar can help them secure a quite incredible Champions League win. One thing is for certain. Where no one would have ever believed it, he will be one of the most important players on the night.
What do you think Tottenham fans, have you ever seen a turnaround quite like Moussa Sissoko’s? Comment below.