By Harvey Byrne
Attacker Moussa Sissoko played 58 minutes of Tottenham’s 2-0 Premier League win over Newcastle on Sunday – and supporters on Twitter were far from happy with his display.
The north London club fought to a 2-0 victory over the Magpies at St. James’ Park with goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies ensuring Spurs the victory following a red card to Jonjo Shelvey.
However, it needed Sissoko to depart the pitch for South Korean Son Heung-min before Tottenham took the lead and the Frenchman was heavily criticised while he was out on the pitch.
Many on social media were urging Mauricio Pochettino to bring him off before he was replaced by Son, while one went as far as to label him “useless.”
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Useless Sissoko off. Sonny boy on. What a relief. #THFC
— Luis Cupertino (@LuisCupertino) August 13, 2017
— Bruce Gouveia™ (@bruceg87) August 13, 2017
— Scott Gwilliams (@sgwillz) August 13, 2017
— scottbass (@ScottiBass1) August 13, 2017
Wonder if any of the Newcastle fans booing Sissoko would like him back, sure it could be arranged? £5 plus a sports direct voucher for kit?
— Claire Howes (@Howesy14) August 13, 2017
Whatever the question is, Sissoko is never the answer!
— HiggyHotspur #COYS (@NickHiggy4) August 13, 2017
in my head it's Sissoko who cost £5m and Alli who cost £30m #COYS
— James (@jfh89) August 13, 2017
Sissoko completed a mega £30million move to Tottenham from Newcastle last summer and Sunday was his first return to St. James’ Park since his departure.
He would have been hoping to impress, but much like last season he looked the odd one out in the Spurs attacker and the record signing may find that his days are running out in north London.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs are ready to consider offers for 23-year-old interest Premier League clubs.