Harry Winks has hailed Tottenham teammate Moussa Sissoko for his incredible turnaround at the club and he’s hit the nail on the head.
Spurs signed Sissoko for £30million (BBC) back in the summer of 2016 and he had a difficult first two seasons with the club.
But the 29-year-old has peaked during his third campaign in North London and developed into a key player in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The Frenchman is a powerhouse central midfielder that has made 43 appearances across all competitions this season, with the Champions League final against Liverpool still to play.
He’s gone from zero to hero this year for Spurs, by helping them earn another top four finish in the Premier League and reach a European final.
“Moussa’s story is incredible really. It’s fair to say the first two seasons didn’t go the way he wanted them to, he had a lot of lows, but you can take inspiration from what he’s done this season,” Winks said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“He never stopped believing in himself and working hard to get to where he is today.
“He’s reaping the rewards of his hard work and that’s why everyone loves him and thinks so highly of him.”
Sissoko has turned into a fan favourite during his third year with Spurs and his patience has finally been rewarded.
It’s been a slow road to win over supporters, but he’s now justifying the club splashing out £30million for him three years ago.
His absence from the team is felt whenever he is missing and a memorable example is the way he changed the game from the bench in the Champions League first leg against Ajax.
Sissoko is not the most technically gifted with the ball at his feet, but drives his team forward with raw power and covers every blade of grass defensively.