Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Sissoko display against Southampton
By Harry Sykes
Moussa Sissoko was recalled to the Tottenham starting XI for their 4-1 win against Southampton on Wednesday – and supporters on Twitters hailed his performance.
The £30million summer signing from Newcastle played 73 minutes of the clash at St Mary’s Stadium, as a Dele Alli double and goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min cancelled out Virgil van Dijk’s early opener for the home side.
Sissoko has been heavily criticised by supporters, and even his own manager, since his move to north London and has failed to score in 16 appearances for the club.
But Tottenham fans were encouraged by his display against Southampton after he was recalled to the team in place of Harry Winks.
In only his second start since early November, Sissoko made a fine contribution from his wide attacking midfield role as he delivered his third league assist of the campaign.
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He supplied the first-half cross from the left flank that took a huge deflection off Nathan Redmond before Alli took advantage to leap above the Saints defence to head in the equaliser.
The France international also pierced the home side’s backline with a fine through ball to Alli that led to the penalty blazed over the bar by Kane.
Sissoko also linked up well with his teammates in Mauricio Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1 formation and the White Hart Lane faithful expressed their admiration afterwards.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Sissoko actually having a decent game. Lovely ball through for the penalty #COYS
— Matt Hamley (@SuperTed10) December 28, 2016
— Lewis Bazley (@lewisbazley) December 28, 2016
— Ledley is my Hero (@spursNutN17) December 28, 2016
What a ball from Sissoko to Alli by the way. Never doubted the big man. #coys
— Lucky Diego (@antonivl) December 28, 2016
— Syracuse Spurs (@SyracuseSpurs) December 28, 2016
Sissoko making us look right mugs now.
— Rax N17 (@RaxscallionTHFC) December 28, 2016
Sissoko once again show his brilliant passing abilities #COYS
— Coys’Life (@Tommyroed) December 28, 2016
Tottenham’s 10th league win of their season consolidated their grip on fifth position and keeps them within one point of fourth-placed Arsenal.
Pochettino’s side have accumulated 36 points from their 18 league matches this season, although they are 10 adrift of leaders Chelsea.
In other Tottenham news, this is why Spurs must make a January swoop for the final player recommended by Paul Mitchell.