Moussa Sissoko has been discussing his future at Tottenham Hotspur this week. Speaking to Canal Football Club, on which he appeared with Tottenham team-mate Serge Aurier, he made it clear he is happy at Spurs. However, he also suggested that anything can happen in football, whilst discussing Mauricio Pochettino’s future at the club.
“Today I feel good over there, this year everything is going well for me. I am still under contract with them so all is good. But as he (Aurier) said, and you know it better than me, anything can happen in football very quickly.”
At the end of the season, it could be that they have a new project, that a new coach comes, and he doesn’t count on me, he wants to sell me. Many different things could happen. But for the moment I feel good there, I am happy there. And in my head I have no thoughts of leaving.”
Whilst some publications have made it out like this was Sissoko calling his or Pochettino’s future into doubt, it was not. He was simply highlighting the fickle and unpredictable nature of the current football landscape. In fact, he made it clear he has ‘no thoughts of leaving’ Tottenham.
What it does signify, is a huge change in fortunes for Sissoko.
If this same interview happened 12 months ago, Tottenham fans would be reacting entirely different. Sissoko, who struggled after joining in a deal worth £30 million (BBC), would have been shown the exit at Tottenham by very happy fans.
Sissoko has, however, completed an incredible turnaround this season. The Frenchman is finally thriving under Pochettino and his turnaround has never been made more clear than now.
Tottenham fans will be hoping he sticks around, whereas a year ago they would have happily seen him go. Hopefully, he can continue to progress under Pochettino’s reign.