The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been having a good laugh at a claim made by Liverpool star, Roberto Firmino. Firmino, whilst doing an interview with Goal.com claimed that the Premier League is one of the most entertaining leagues because of how many different star players are in it. The Brazilian went on to name Moussa Sissoko among the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard and Mo Salah in his list of the top players in the league.
The comments from Liverpool’s frontman have caused a great deal of laughter among the Spurs fans propping our bar up, as the performances of Moussa Sissoko have become a running joke with the Lilywhites. Sissoko signed for Pochettino on deadline day of the summer window back in 2016 and Spurs fans are currently suffering through the Frenchman’s second year at the club.
The ex-Newcastle man was brought to Tottenham for a then club-record fee off the back of a very impressive string of displays at Euro 2016. Although since his arrival in North London, the clumsy midfielder has failed to impress and has bee limited to game time in the domestic cups. Sissoko has scored one league goal for Tottenham and it could arguably have gone down as an own-goal, as his deflected effort in a 4-0 win over Huddersfield gave the Spurs fans a rare Sissoko moment to savour.
You can read our local Lilywhites’ verdict on Firmino’s Sissoko comments here:
Blatantly said the wrong Moussa and then corrected himself with the REAL Moussa.
— Bobson Dugnutt (@Acelliott79) March 19, 2018
Do LFC wanna sign him?? £50mil he’s yours.
— Axemad (@Axemad2) March 19, 2018
He wants to try playing with him! He’ll soon change his tune
— Terry O'Leary (@TerryOLeary4) March 19, 2018
We are about 2 weeks off April Fools Day, why is this being Tweeted out now?
— Nigel Fleming (@NFleming75) March 19, 2018
That must be sarcasm
— Demorash009 (@demorash009) March 19, 2018
— Eluw (@Eluw2) March 19, 2018