Moussa Sissoko is eager for Tottenham to change their fortunes around at home following a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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Speaking to Goal after the Blades came from behind to snatch a point from Spurs on Saturday (per BBC Sport), the French midfielder admitted that the north London side have to improve their form at home, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side only winning three Premier League games so far this season (per the Premier League’s official website).
Sissoko said: “We have to make our home a fortress. Normally we have to take most of the points at home against every team, but we have a bit of a problem with that. It is a shame for us because the fans are pushing us along with their support, but at the end, we don’t win.”
Tottenham’s away form in 2019 has been a major area of concern for Pochettino’s side, with records from Soccer Base showing that Spurs have only managed six wins on the road this year in all competitions.
Meanwhile, this term, last season’s Champions League finalists have only won one away game.
With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that Sissoko is keen for his side to improve their form at home, which so far this season has been the venue for all of Tottenham’s Premier League wins (per Soccer Base).
And with figures from The Stats Don’t Lie showing that teams on average this season are more likely to collect all three points at home, with Spurs only winning 50% of their Premier League matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and 25% overall, the north London side need to start focussing on their form urgently.
Winning regularly at home is crucial for any club no matter the league, competition or narrative, and for Tottenham, improving their form in north London is what they will need to do if they are to finish in the top-four this campaign.
The international break comes at an ideal time for Tottenham; they can focus on how to maximise their efforts during home games as well as work on how to fix their away day hoodoo that has plagued them for the majority of the year.
Tottenham fans, will the club’s home form pick up following the international break? Let us know!