Moussa Sissoko has recently returned from oblivion at Tottenham Hotspur and re-established himself in the first-team.
Since returning to first-team action, Sissoko has impressed.
The Frenchman was the beneficiary of circumstance as Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen both picked up knocks as Spurs entered a hectic schedule.
Sissoko’s run in the first-team has convinced Mauricio Pochettino that he does have something to offer.
Prior to this, the 29-year-old was on the verge of quitting North London with first-team opportunities limited.
But he cannot take his place in the squad for granted, especially given the new circumstances he finds himself in.
Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are back. Now that this talented duo are fit again, it is surely only a matter of time before they reclaim their starting spots.
And Sissoko’s task of keeping his first-team spot has been made even more sizeable by the form of his positional rivals.
Erik Lamela has struck eight goals and added three assists in his last 12 games, making him hard to drop.
Lucas Moura is also in top form, with five goals to his name this season.
And Son Heung-Min sent Pochettino a timely reminder of his talents when he netted a brace against West Ham last week.
With these five Spurs stars vying for two or three spots, Sissoko is at risk of dropping back down the pecking order.
That is why he needs a big performance against PSV if he is selected tonight.