Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson is excited by the return of Moussa Sissoko for when the season restarts, as he told Football Insider.
The Frenchman has missed 15 games through injury as he had to undergo knee surgery which has meant that he has not featured since the north London club’s 1-0 loss to Southampton on New Year’s Day (via Transfermarkt). However, Sissoko is back in training and should be ready by the time the season kicks off again, as Premier League games have been delayed until at least the end of April (via The Independent).
Robinson is excited by the central midfielder’s potential return to action and stated that he could be a ‘huge addition’ to the Tottenham side. This is what he further had to say on the matter:
“They have missed him. He has been the most improved player there over the last 18 months. His engine, the physical side to his game as well as his ability has massively improved. He can play defensively and offensively because he possesses a great engine.
“He has been a real big miss in the engine room for Spurs. When he comes back it will be a huge addition. We focus heavily on Son and Kane because of their position but Sissoko has been a massive miss for them and when he is back fit he will go straight back into the side.”
During Sissoko’s time injured, Spurs have gone out of both the Champions League to RB Leipzig and the FA Cup to Norwich City. They have also lost ground in the Premier League where they are currently at least four points off a Champions League place for next season (via BBC).
Tottenham picked up just 11 points out of a possible 24 when Sissoko was watching from the sidelines and suffered defeats against top-four challengers Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers as well as relatively disappointing draws against Watford and Burnley, given that the north London team sit above them in the table (via Transfermarkt).
Sissoko has exemplified his importance to Spurs this campaign by playing in 26 games when he has been available, with Tottenham winning 11 of those matches, boasting a 46% winning percentage with him in the team compared with just 33% when he was injured (winning just five out of 15), according to Transfermarkt.
Based off these stats Spurs win more games this season with the 30-year old in the team than without, suggesting that he could be a ‘huge addition’ as Robinson says when he returns to the side.
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