Tottenham Hotspur may have lost to Manchester City on Monday night, but it was a decent night on a personal note for one Spurs player.
Moussa Sissoko caught the eye again for the home side, as the Frenchman made his third consecutive Premier League start.
Sissoko was impressive operating from the right, with Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier the central midfielders.
A number of Spurs fans were pleased with the ex-Newcastle United player’s work rate during the game, and believe he is now turning a corner after a difficult time since joining the club two years ago.
Sissoko has been maligned for a large chunk of his time at the club, but things look like they could be on the up.
The penny has dropped
It looks as though Sissoko could be on the way to justifying his hefty £30 million transfer fee (BBC Sport).
He’s not there yet, but he’s going the right way about it.
Something has clicked with Sissoko this season. Perhaps he has taken a sideways glance at the likes of Lucas Moura, Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela – three fringe players who have all raised their games in a bid to get more game time under Mauricio Pochettino.
Sissoko has arguably been perceived as a ‘weak link’ in the squad since joining the club, but it looks like the penny has finally dropped.
Perhaps the midfielder realises that Spurs are likely to be busy in the January transfer market, and is ready to prove to Pochettino that he can still do a job in midfield.