Tottenham Hotspur fans have been laying into midfielder Moussa Sissoko after the emergence of a statistic about his passing.
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It has emerged the France international has played the most passes in the final third of any Spurs player so far this season with an accuracy of 93.75%. His accuracy places him fifth-place in the list of players in the top five leagues in Europe (Wyscout via football.london).
Despite Sissoko’s impressive passing statistics, he was forced to play at right-back during the loss to Brighton and Hove Albion after the red card suffered by Serge Aurier in the win over Southampton (via BBC).
Despite the midfielder’s passing statistics this season, fans tore into Sissoko after what has been a poor campaign for the club, taking to Twitter to reply.
Here is a selection of tweets from Spurs fans:
He’s rubbish though. He’s made X shots at goal, some wide open with 0% on target… We don’t need an accurate passer, clearly. We need goals, we need tackles in our own third. In fact, a lower pass rate can point to someone taking risks which sometimes we need.
— The Super Shh 🇮🇪🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@TheSuperShh) October 8, 2019
And he tackles almost nothing, he can not defend properly but just gives free kicks. He can only defends and receives cards TBH.
— ckc (@alsckc) October 8, 2019
Zero goals and zero assists…worst composure in front of goal I’ve ever seen …like sissoko and he does a job for the team but this is just silly without context
— Garreth Woods (@Gawoo1012) October 8, 2019
Exhibit A for how/why stats don’t tell the whole story
— AstroMcFly (@Astromcfly_82) October 8, 2019
Hope he could pass it into the back of the net
— Benjamin R. Holmes (@ben_holmes5150) October 8, 2019
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