'Next year is a World Cup year' - Tottenham fringe man drops hint that he could leave
By Harvey Byrne
Attacking flop Moussa Sissoko has dropped a hint that he could leave Tottenham, stating he’s now set to see what’s best for himself after being disappointed with the lack of game time.
The 27-year-old right-winger made the transfer to north London in the summer for a huge £30million fee from then relegated club Newcastle.
He also agreed a five-year contract at the club, but despite Mauricio Pochettino making sure he obtained the Frenchman he has so far failed to make an impact at the club.
Now, with the season nearing it’s end Sissoko has told that he is going to think about his future with France also set to play in next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
“It’s true that I was expecting a lot more minutes this season. Then again, I did arrive in a team that was working really well last year, and again this year with the same XI,” told Sissoko to SFL Sport, as quoted by Football.London.
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“I tried to make the most of the time I was given. Of course, I’m disappointed, but the manager has choices to make and I have to respect them.
“For me, what’s most important is the team. We had a good year, we finished second. There’s the game against Hull next, the France squad, and then I’ll have time to think, to ask myself the right questions and we’ll see then.
“We’ll have to see what’s best for me and try to make a choice. Next year is a World Cup year.”
Sissoko was dropped from the France squad in March after becoming a fringe man at Tottenham.
He starred in last summer’s European championships as his national side made the final of the tournament they also hosted.
It is felt that the 50-time capped international could now be set for a premature exit for Tottenham, especially with the World Cup looming and he will be keen to experience more first team action after starting just eight Premier League matches for Spurs this season.
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