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Could Moussa Sissoko be one the biggest losers of Jose Mourinho’s appointment?

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Could Moussa Sissoko be one the biggest losers of Jose Mourinho’s appointment?

The dust has finally settled at Tottenham Hotspur after a whirlwind week that saw Jose Mourinho replace Mauricio Pochettino as manager.

The Portuguese oversaw his first victory against West Ham United at the weekend, with his side weathering a late storm from the hosts to win 3-2.

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Attentions now turn to the Champions League, with Spurs in action on Tuesday against Olympiacos.

A win will see the club secure a safe passage to the knockout stages, following back to back victories over Red Star Belgrade.


It will be interesting to see what kind of team the 56-year-old puts out – and whether or not Moussa Sissoko will be considered to face the Greek side.

The Frenchman, often trusted by Pochettino, started on the bench against the Hammers, and after the game Mourinho explained why that was.

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He said (BBC Sport): “I needed one midfielder that was more positional and I needed one midfielder that was more a passer of the ball.

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

TBR’s view – Sissoko set for struggles once again?

Sissoko could well be one of the biggest losers of the club appointing Mourinho.

It is well documented how much of a fan of Eric Dier he is, and his comments about him and Winks as a pairing don’t bode well for the £30 million man (BBC Sport).

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Then there is Tanguy Ndombele, whose quality will surely see him brought into the starting XI when he’s fit.

Lucas Moura took his chance on the right wing, which is Sissoko’s other position.

Sissoko became a real fans’ favourite last year but has struggled this term, and the appointment of Mourinho may do little to help him rise again.

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