By Russell Edge
Tottenham fans were singing the name of French midfielder Moussa Sissoko after his performance against Bournemouth on Saturday, according to a reliable journalist.
Alasdair Gold, who is the Spurs reporter for football news website football.london, revealed on his personal Twitter account that fans had taken to chanting the 28-year-old’s name around Wembley after impressing against the Cherries.
Moussa Sissoko has been so bright since coming off the bench that the crowd are chanting his name. What a turnaround to his Spurs career.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) October 14, 2017
As Gold rightly points out, the fact fans are now cheering on the French international represents a huge turnaround during his time at Tottenham.
Following his £30million move from Newcastle on deadline day of the 2016 summer transfer window, he failed to impress at the north London side in his debut season, making just 12 starts and failing to find the net once.
He was branded a flop by both fans and pundits and was widely expected to depart less than a year after joining, although he surprisingly stayed on over the summer.
An injury crisis in midfield at the start of the current campaign saw him utilised in the first team by Mauricio Pochettino, and despite a rocky start he began to demonstrate the form which convinced Tottenham to splash the cash on him.
He has appeared in every one of the club’s 11 matches across all competitions this season, managing to net his first goal in the 4-0 win against Huddersfield prior to the international break.
Now he appears to have been taken in by the Spurs faithful, in what has been a truly remarkable u-turn for the French midfielder.
In other Tottenham news, the club are one of a host of sides named in the hunt for the PL contract rebel.