Paul Robinson gushed about the transformation of Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko and claimed he has been the most improved player at the club for the last 18 months.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs goalkeeper admitted that Sissoko had a slow start to life at Spurs as Mauricio Pochettino didn’t pick him often.
The 30-year-old midfielder has played every minute of Spurs’ Premier League campaign so far this season and has registered one assist in his league outings.
Pochettino has also regularly turned to Sissoko in the Champions League this season as he has featured in all three games, with him registering an assist in the 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich.
Robinson shared that he thought Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks were the club’s two defensive midfielders but stated that Sissoko gives the midfield something else as he has the ability to the surge forward.
When asked about Sissoko driving Spurs forward in the 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Sunday, Robinson told Football Insider: “He has been the most improved player at White Hart Lane for the last 12-18 months,
“It took him a while to get going and settle in, the manager didn’t use him that often, but his energy, his commitment, the way he gets up and down and across the pitch, I think him, Ndomebele and Winks they’re the defensive two in midfield but Sissoko gives you something else.
“Sissoko can go forward, his commitment is there for all to see.”
Sissoko has been at Spurs since the club paid Newcastle £30million for his services in September 2016 and he has made a grand total of 138 appearances for the London club.
The 30-year-old is contracted to stay at Tottenham until 2023 after he signed a new deal in September 2019.