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Tottenham Hotspur: Fans slam Moussa Sissoko’s role in Brighton & Hove Albion loss

Tottenham Hotspur: Fans slam Moussa Sissoko’s role in Brighton & Hove Albion loss

Lots of Tottenham Hotspur supporters took to social media during their side’s defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday to slam the efforts of Moussa Sissoko, who Mauricio Pochettino initially fielded at right-back.

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Spurs were without regular right-back options Kyle Walker-Peters and Serge Aurier, as the Tottenham product has not been seen since pulling up with a hamstring injury (Standard) against Newcastle United (TransferMarkt).

Aurier also left the role vacant after being sent off for two bookable offences against Southampton last week, resulting in Pochettino hailing Sissoko as a more adept option than the others capable of occupying the void (Football.London).

Spurs fans were not echoing his sentiment after a difficult first half saw the North Londoners head back to the dressing room two goals behind at the Amex Stadium, at which point Pochettino changed his side’s shape from a 4-4-2 to a 3-4-2-1 with Sissoko moving to a wide midfield role.

While acting as Tottenham’s right-back, Sissoko won possession with one of his four attempted tackles, failed to register any interceptions or clearances, per WhoScored data, and was fortunate to have not conceded a free-kick on the edge of the box when referee Jonathan Moss showed no interest in an apparent shove on Brighton striker Aaron Connolly.

A switch in shape failed to signal a comeback for Tottenham as Brighton edged further clear to go on and record a 3-0 win over last season’s Champions League finalists, with Sissoko’s new position also failing to deliver, despite the 56-cap France international completing the most dribbles of any player with four from six attempts.

The second-half also saw Sissoko play the least passes of Spurs’ midfield or defensive lines while in a wide right role with 20, as well as attempting one further tackle.

Spurs fans soon took to social media to slam the Frenchman’s efforts, with suggestions of the 30-year-old being ‘out of his depth’ and that Pochettino needs to go back to the drawing board in search of a more suitable alternative.

Here are some of the messages shared…

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