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Tottenham Hotspur: Darren Bent predicts more game time for Moussa Sissoko after Bournemouth display

Tottenham Hotspur: Darren Bent predicts more game time for Moussa Sissoko after Bournemouth display

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko will get plenty of opportunities to play under Jose Mourinho, that is according to former striker Darren Bent.

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The Frenchman was left out of the starting 11 for the new manager’s first league game against West Ham, but was recalled at the weekend as they took on AFC Bournemouth.

He took the opportunity with both hands and produced an excellent performance against the Cherries, scoring his first goal of the campaign (Transfermarkt).

When asked if Sissoko’s display against Bournemouth would have helped him force his way into Mourinho’s plans, Bent told Football Insider: “Sissoko is definitely a Mourinho-type player.

“He puts a shift in all the time, he’s non-stop running, can play in several different positions, and he’s one of those players who you can put in any position and he is a dependable member of the squad.

“So for me, I think he is going to get a lot more game time, which I think he should do as he deserves it. And it was good to see him get a goal on Saturday.”

After playing so well against Bournemouth, it certainly does seem likely that Sissoko will be utilised by Mourinho albeit in a different position to the one he regularly played in under Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine used the former Newcastle man as a central midfielder more often than not, indeed he played 10 times in the Premier League in that area this term (Transfermarkt).

Mourinho though has opted to use him as a right midfielder in all three of his games in charge so far (Transfermarkt).

It is a position that he has played before, including during his time at Newcastle (Transfermarkt) and it seems like that will be where he features under the Portuguese manager’s reign.

That said, Sissoko is someone who can play a number of positions and he has even featured as a right-back this season (Transfermarkt). So it could also be that he is a utility man under Mourinho, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t be given regular minutes on the pitch.

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