Tottenham fans have taken to social media to react to news that Moussa Sissoko has been named among the starting XI by Mauricio Pochettino for the club’s clash against West Ham on Thursday.
Spurs confirmed their line up via their official Twitter account, which revealed that the Argentinian manager had chosen to make three changes from the side which saw off Swansea less than two days ago.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 4, 2018
Kieran Trippier, Erik Lamela and Fernando Llorente were all dropped by Pochettino, with Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane named as their replacements.
Of the changes, it was the French international’s inclusion which had the Tottenham faithful up in arms on Twitter, with many questioning why he was starting ahead of the likes of Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks, all of which were chosen to start on the bench.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Sissoko when Wanyama, Dembele, Winks, and Lamela on the bench
— • (@Eriksxn_23) January 4, 2018
Oh dear..!! Sissoko this might not end the way we want it..!! #COYS
— Brian Pibworth RE (@Dizzyshark10) January 4, 2018
— ????????????⛄ ????✨ (@THFCWD) January 4, 2018
Sissoko over Wanyama? Wow
— wesh (@waweru_jb) January 4, 2018
FFS NOT SISSOKO
— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) January 4, 2018
Sissoko over Wanyama? Well, it was a fun undefeated new year.
— Chris Nano (@ChrisNano10) January 4, 2018
why on earth is sissoko playing over winks?? winks has played barely at all recently and was brilliant earlier in the season???????? don’t understand
— Kieran Kirschner (@kkirschy23) January 4, 2018
Sissoko has made 28 appearances for the club this season, scoring two goals and chipping in with two assists, and was handed 13 minutes in the Lilywhites’ last outing against Swansea.
Tottenham saw off the Swans on Tuesday thanks to goals from Fernando Llorente, his first Premier League for Spurs strike coming in his first top flight start for the club, and Dele Alli.
Meanwhile West Ham were also in action less than 48 hours before Thursday’s kick off, with an injury time goal from Andy Carroll, his second strike of the night, securing a dramatic 2-1 win at home to West Brom.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been handed a major transfer boost after a club chief blocked a mega money swoop.