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Tottenham: Jose Mourinho brutally explains why he dropped Moussa Sissoko, fans react

Tottenham: Jose Mourinho brutally explains why he dropped Moussa Sissoko, fans react

Lots of Spurs fans have been reacting to a seemingly ruthless comment from Jose Mourinho, who admitted Moussa Sissoko did not start against West Ham on Saturday because the midfielder is “very different than my needs”.

Mourinho’s reign in north London got off to a flying start with a win over the Hammers, and while Manuel Pellegrini’s side are in horrific form, there is no doubting the Lilywhites looked much improved after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.

Dele Alli was superb, Serge Aurier was like a different player altogether and Harry Kane found the score-sheet as always, but one man who didn’t get the chance to impress the new boss was Sissoko.

The Frenchman entered the fray as a substitute after starting the first 12 league matches, and Mourinho’s explanation for his decision seems very harsh indeed.

“I needed one midfielder that was more positional and I needed one midfielder that was more a passer of the ball,” he told BBC Sport, via One Football.

“Of course, when I see Moussa, he is a very good player but he is very different than my needs.”

Indeed, the £30m former Newcastle man does not possess the positional discipline of Eric Dier or the passing ability of Harry Winks, but it is still somewhat surprising to see Mourinho be so open about his reasons for dropping him.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where many fans think Sissoko’s time in north London may be up…

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