By Dominic Toner
Gary Lineker picked out Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko following his performance on Wednesday night.
The 27-year-old was recalled to the side for the European match with Bayer Leverkusen, with the attacking midfielder currently serving a three-game domestic suspension for elbowing Bournemouth’s Harry Arter.
Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat against Leverkusen in their Champions League group stage match at Wembley, with Kevin Kampl scoring the decisive goal in the second-half.
The result leaves the north London club third-placed in their group and currently occupying a Europa League spot.
Sissoko has been heavily criticised by fans since his summer arrival and failed to make a positive impact against Leverkusen on the right hand side of midfield.
Ex-Spurs player and current pundit Lineker was left confused about what the attacker adds to the team.
“Sissoko? Explain?” Lineker wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Spurs are now without a win in their last six games across all competitions, with a daunting fixture against rivals Arsenal on Sunday in the Premier League ahead of them.
Sissoko moved to White Hart Lane in the summer for £30million and is yet to justify the large price tag that was paid to buy him from relegated Newcastle.
He has made nine appearances across all competitions and is yet to register a goal or an assist.
Pochettino does have several midfield options he could use instead of Sissoko including the likes of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Heung-Min Son.
In other Tottenham news, Lord Sugar has given his Twitter verdict after the defeat to Leverkusen.