Jose Mourinho has hinted at a possible position change for Moussa Sissoko at Tottenham Hotspur.
The French dynamo has featured in all four games under the club’s new manager so far, playing twice as a holding midfielder and twice on the right.
The 30-year-old is known for his versatility, and Mourinho has now commented on where he sees him fitting in.
He said in his pre-Burnley press conference (Evening Standard): “But honestly, I don’t think he’s a midfield player in a core position, No.6 or a double six. I don’t think Moussa is that.
“But he played in that position last match because sometimes the needs of the team are more important than the player.
“I think the best position for Moussa is when the team plays with a positional midfielder and he has freedom to go, or from the right like he did against Bournemouth with Serge [Aurier] coming from the wide side and Moussa more central.”
Mourinho then added that he didn’t see Sissoko as an ‘organiser’, appearing to rule him out of playing the majority of his games in the middle.
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Mourinho’s comments are definitely intriguing.
It sounds as though Mourinho doesn’t want him in the middle of the park over the likes of Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Tanguy Ndombele.
If he is to play from the right then that could put him in competition with Lucas Moura, who appears to be favoured by Mourinho at the moment.
Either way, it hasn’t been the best of starts to the season from the former Newcastle United man, so wherever he’s put he’ll have to step it up.