Tottenham Hotspur fans were quite satisfied with Moussa Sissoko’s performance against Manchester City on Monday evening, suggesting he was their best player on the pitch as Pep Guardiola’s men claimed a 1-0 win at Wembley.
In what was a rather frustrating night for Spurs, that saw them miss a few proper chances to score, Sissoko’s commitment and hard work didn’t go unnoticed by the faithful.
With Harry Winks, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli all on the bench, the latter returning from a hamstring injury that kept him out of action for about a month, Sissoko had an important role to play if Spurs were to unsettle the defending champions. Despite the result, the club’s fans were pleased to see the former Newcastle United man raise his performance level against a quality outfit like City after being criticised in the past for not being up to standard with the rest of the squad.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Spurs fans:
Didn’t think I’d ever tweet this but Sissoko had a brilliant game tonight. Get him a new contract!
— Max Mitchell (@msmitchell2) October 29, 2018
Sissoko is in ‘playing for a new contract’ mode.
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— RAHEEM. (@OhioV1) October 29, 2018
Best player out there for us tonight… gave it his all!!
— jamie fittock (@jamieleef1982) October 29, 2018
I’ve said it many times. He showed why Poch plays him when fit. His role is to drive forward, break up play and and win the ball. Not to do flicks and tricks. #TOTMCI
— Jide (@JideHowardChase) October 29, 2018
Majority of the time he deserves all the criticism however, admittedly tonight he stood out
— Dan Dixon (@247danieldixon) October 29, 2018
He was by far our best player tonight. There are many others who have done far worse than him this season…
— Fahad Anwar (@FahadSAnwar) October 29, 2018
Apart from wanting him you shoot (instead of cutting it back) I can’t criticise his performance today. When the subs were being readied I crossed my fingers that it was not for Sissoko.
— LD (@UncorruptedSoul) October 29, 2018
@MoussaSissoko looked like the player we believed we had signed. Well done to the lad. Unlucky tonight.
— Stuart C. Fawcett (@StuartFawcett1) October 29, 2018
Thought we gave as good as we got today and deserved something from the game. Best performance I’ve seen by @MoussaSissoko MOTM IMO. Best compliment I can give us today is I’ve never seen a #MCFC team have to waste time like they did today. We had them rattled! #COYS
— Craig Harden (@Craigtharden) October 29, 2018
He could score a hatrick against Arsenal and yet some people would still find fault in him!! The lad was our best player tonight
— Robbie Reddy (@rob_reddy27) October 29, 2018