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Moussa Sissoko says he wanted to leave Tottenham just six months after joining them
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Moussa Sissoko says he wanted to leave Tottenham just six months after joining them

Moussa Sissoko has revealed that he wanted to leave Tottenham Hotspur just six months after he joined them back in 2016.

The Frenchman moved to Spurs from Newcastle United for £30 million in the summer of 2016 (BBC). He was a decent player for Tottenham for years, but he has now made a shocking revelation.

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Moussa Sissoko says he wanted to leave Tottenham just six months after joining them

Sissoko spent a total of five seasons at Tottenham and played over 200 games for them in all competitions.

The Frenchman scored five goals and provided 17 assists during his time in North London, and although he was subjected to a lot of criticism at times, he gave Spurs plenty of options when required thanks to his versatility.

Speaking on a podcast at Nantes recently, Sissoko revealed how he wanted to leave Tottenham just six months after joining them from Newcastle in 2016.

Sissoko said on FC Nantes’ podcast Le Groupe Pro: “It was very difficult because I wasn’t playing that much, I didn’t have a lot of game time, so it was hard mentally.

“Few people know this, but after the first six months, I went to see the chairman and I told him I wanted to leave because my game time was really limited and it wasn’t what I wanted. He spoke to me, told me there’s a need for time to adapt, and once I had calmed down, I asked myself the right questions.

“Was I doing everything to be better than the others? Maybe yes, maybe no. Beyond that, it can also be the manager’s decision, but also, I arrived in a group that was already performing.”

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Sissoko’s debut season at Tottenham was a difficult one.

The Frenchman only missed four Premier League games from when he joined the club until the end of 2016. However, most of those appearances came off the bench that season, which is probably why he wasn’t too happy.

The chat with Daniel Levy, however, definitely did the trick, and Sissoko accepted his role in the side and stayed put. He remained a Tottenham player for five seasons, and he’s still remembered fondly by some sections of the fan base.

Now at Nantes in the twilight of his career, Sissoko, 33, will be hoping to help the French side finish in the top half of the league table – just like they did last season.

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