By Amir Mir
Moussa Sissoko was named in the Tottenham starting XI to take on Manchester City at White Hart Lane, and supporters on Twitter were surprised by his selection but urged him to put in a performance.
Pep Guardiola’s City are top of the Premier League with a 100% record after six games, with Spurs in third place with 14 points.
A win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side could see them leapfrog Liverpool who are second and move within one point of City’s Guardiola.
Certain sections of fans wanted to see Dutch striker Vincent Janssen start instead of Sissoko, who they felt performed poorly in their previous league win at Middlesbrough.
But others supporters backed the Frenchman to put in a performance for the north London club in what is a big clash at the top of the Premier League table.
One Tottenham fan stated that he hopes Sissoko’s pace and power will cause problems for City’s defence, as the Etihad club have kept only one clean sheet in the league this term.
Here is a selection of messages from Tottenham supporters on Twitter reacting to Sissoko starting against City:
— gonigogo (@gonigogo666) October 2, 2016
— Ryan Webb (@ryanwebb07) October 2, 2016
Sissoko has to play big today! #COYS
— Trevor B (@its_trevorb) October 2, 2016
Really hope Sissoko does something today. Fed up of the meltdowns every time he plays. If others aren't fit WTF are we supposed to do #COYS
— ZOMBIE YID (@joshnkay) October 2, 2016
Rose returning is massive today. Would love to see Sissoko have a great match as well. #COYS
— Anthony Pollice (@anthonypollice) October 2, 2016
— KerryCOYS (@kezookaCOYS) October 2, 2016
Son up top, will run and run, Rose is a massive boost back at left-back, Sissoko starts, hopefully will add pace and power. Believe! #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) October 2, 2016
In other Tottenham team news, Ossie Ardiles posts this Twitter message ahead of Tottenham clash against Man City.