Paul Robinson has claimed Moussa Sissoko will be “a huge addition” when he returns from injury for Tottenham.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the 30-year-old has been a “massive miss” for Jose Mourinho this year.
Sissoko has been sidelined since New Year’s Day after suffering knee ligament damage in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
Speaking to The Mirror, the France international, who is back in training, suggested he would be back fit when the season resumes.
The former Newcastle player made 26 appearances prior to injury this season, scoring twice.
Robinson suggested that the importance of the central midfielder has been overlooked with the focus primarily on the injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
“They have missed him,” the ex-Spurs keeper told Football Insider.
“He has been the most improved player there over the last 18 months. His engine, the physical side to his game as well as his ability has massively improved. He can play defensively and offensively because he possesses a great engine.
“He has been a real big miss in the engine room for Spurs. When he comes back it will be a huge addition.
“We focus heavily on Son and Kane because of their position but Sissoko has been a massive miss for them and when he is back fit he will go straight back into the side.”
Spurs are currently seven points off of fourth-placed Chelsea and Champions League qualification with nine games remaining.
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