By Harvey Byrne
Hugo Lloris believes that Tottenham summer signing Moussa Sissoko is getting better with each game – and urged Mauricio Pochettino to make him feel involved.
The 27-year-old attacker made the switch to White Hart Lane from Newcastle in the previous transfer window for a huge £30million.
There had been a lot of expectations placed on his shoulders given the fee, but Sissoko failed to meet them and disappointed in his initial appearances for the club.
This led to manager Pochettino dropping him from the squad that faced Chelsea in November, stating that he was not meeting the club’s high demands.
However, following the harsh words and a semi-revival substitute appearance against Manchester United eight days a go, the player has been awarded 112 minutes of action in the last two fixtures.
Sissoko came on for Dembele against Burnley on Sunday and gave the assist to Danny Rose’s winning goal, now fellow France international Lloris believes he is only getting better.
“I am very pleased for Moussa,” Lloris said, as quoted by ESPN. “He is a great guy and it was not an easy period. He is showing in the last three games that he is getting better and stronger and today he helped the team make the difference with a great assist. It’s important to make the players all feel involved.”
Sissoko struggled to endear himself to Newcastle fans during his three years at the club and many thought he reserved his best appearances for the Sky camera’s.
However, a successful Euro 2016 campaign with France, where he reached the final saw many of Europe’s biggest clubs linked with him.
He will now be keen to push on and earn more playing time in a Tottenham attack, which is struggling to hit a consistent run of form in front of goal.
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