By Dominic Toner
Moussa Sissoko played 90 minutes on Wednesday night – and Tottenham fans were furious with his performance.
The 27-year-old was recalled to the side for the European match with Bayer Leverkusen, with the 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.
Spurs supporters were angry with Sissoko’s display against Leverkusen and feel he is yet to settle at White Hart Lane.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I actually wanted Sissoko too lol
— Callum. (@mullaC) November 2, 2016
I wasn't happy with the Sissoko signing. I was hoping he'd prove me wrong, but to say there's no sign of it would be an understatement
— Dànny Vybíral (@dannyvybiral) November 2, 2016
— who's name (@MarkThomas2002) November 2, 2016
Sissoko is easily the worst Tottenham player I've ever seen #awful
— Todd (@DylanTodd10) November 2, 2016
I was willing to give Sissoko a chance to prove his worth. Unfortunately everything Newcastle fans said was true. We paid £30m for that.
— John Bates (@John_Boy1983) November 2, 2016
The problem with moussa sissoko is that nobody knows his best position…too weak in a challenge to defend but too clueless in attack
— Terry Martin (@T_martin_11) November 2, 2016
Still can't believe a manager like Poch spent 30 million on Moussa Sissoko. He's literally a horse playing football. All pace and power.
— I'llGoNearPost (@ilGoNearPost) November 2, 2016
Say what you want about Lamela but he's 1000x more effective than Sissoko
— Shane Patton (@ShanePatton88) November 2, 2016
— Dannie Darko (@Lepkeen) November 2, 2016
Sissoko take a touch or get your head up and find a white shirt 😡
— Dave Spurs (@Difarent) November 2, 2016
Sissoko moved to White Hart Lane in the summer for £30million and has added depth to Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield.
The former Toulouse midfielder starred at Euro 2016 for France as his country reached the final in front of their own fans before losing 2-0 to Portugal.
However, Sissoko is yet to reach the heights of those performances that had seen him linked to Spanish giants Real Madrid during the summer.
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 team news, the club’s supporters reacted to Danny Rose’s omission against Leverkusen.