Moussa Sissoko has been talking about his turnaround at Tottenham Hotspur after looking like a doomed signing a couple of seasons ago.
Tottenham signed Sissoko in 2016 following Newcastle United’s relegation and his excellent form in France’s run to the Euro 2016 final. As reported by the BBC, Tottenham paid £30 million for the player and beat Everton to his eye-catching signature.
But Sissoko struggled to settle in at Tottenham and it seemed he was on his way out of the club.
As reported by The Guardian in 2017, former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino even admitted that Sissoko was up for sale but that Spurs had failed to secure a buyer for his services.
Now, speaking to Sky Sports, the Frenchman has been discussing the problems he faced in his early days at Spurs and how he is glad to now be an integral part of the Tottenham team.
“It’s an amazing feeling now, it’s totally different to being someone who is not playing much, coming on in the last 10 or 15 minutes, to being someone playing nearly every game. I don’t think too much about the past now.
“Nothing is easy so you have to work hard to prove yourself you can do it, no-one will give it to you easily. It was difficult at the beginning, but that’s like life.”
It has indeed been a fantastic turnaround from the 30-year-old. It would be hard to argue with someone who even suggested that Sissoko was in fact Tottenham’s best player last season.
His turnaround is certainly a big success story for Tottenham and now the Frenchman is a key player for Tottenham.
What was so nearly a failed career has now turned into a top deal for Tottenham.