When it comes to most improved player awards this season, it would be hard to find a more fitting candidate than Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
He continued his renaissance at the weekend with a brilliant performance against Leicester City at Wembley.
He transitioned play from defence into attack well and even bagged an assist for Heung-min Son’s late finish.
It was a performance that certainly impressed one former Tottenham midfielder. Speaking on BBC Match of the Day 2’s coverage (11/02/2019) of the game, Jenas stated.
“In a game where it was getting away from Spurs at times you needed that destructive element, that kind of powerhouse in midfield.
“He filled in a lot when Trippier was out of position.
“Leicester were by far the better side but he was a standout performer for Spurs.”
Spurs signed the Frenchman in 2016. As reported by the BBC, Spurs beat Everton to his signature, spending £30 million to bring him to North London from Newcastle United.
However, he struggled to demonstrate anything like the ability he had shown with France at Euro 2016, which surely caused Spurs to splash the cash.
Tottenham fans were continually left frustrated with the player as he struggled to find form.
However, Sissoko has been in fantastic form this season. The Frenchman has become a key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans. Something has clearly clicked for the 29-year-old, whose presence has been a huge benefit amid the combined absences of the injured Victor Wanyama, ill Eric Dier and departing Mousa Dembele.
Finally, it seems that £30 million was well spent.