Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to annihilate Moussa Sissoko for his performance in the 1-0 win against Newcastle United at Wembley on Thursday.
Sissoko, 28, was picked to start just his second Premier League game since January due to Mousa Dembele’s injury and Eric Dier’s illness – however fans were left baffled by Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to call on the Frenchman, who had a real stinker against the Magpies.
The midfielder had every touch jeered by the travelling Newcastle fans, who surely must be realising how lucky there were to have sold the player to Spurs in a deal worth £30million in 2016.
Sissoko has barely put in a good shift for Tottenham since signing, and it seems that fans felt the same way about his performance on Wednesday night.
One angry Spurs fan even claimed that the France international was “garbage” when playing against his former side.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Sissoko is on the pitch and you are expecting control! Bloke couldn't control a bag of cement, let alone dictate a game.
— Christophat Wicked (@GrownStudent) May 9, 2018
Why did poch start Sissoko and wanyama shocking
— jamie (@jamied90_) May 9, 2018
Sissoko what a joke
— clive dancey (@clive_dancey) May 9, 2018
Didn't take long for the Sissoko disasterclass to kick off.
— Kaleb Burchett 🇭🇰 (@DatDudeKB3) May 9, 2018
We are so easy to play against.
This is due to
Slow ponderous build up
Playing players out of form
No plan b
— Tony's living in the darkest timeline (@tony_spumoni) May 9, 2018
I am better than Sissoko
— Charlie Menegatos (@Charlie_gatos) May 9, 2018
Honestly I love Poch but his insistance on playing Sissoko is even testing my patience. #THFC #COYS #TOTNEW – the guy is useless. Any other Premiership team would have dumped him. Mike Cashley must still be laughing.
— DJ Key (@DJKey) May 9, 2018
Wanyama and predictably Sissoko been horrific. Far to slow. Drop Eriksen back in and get Moura on. And this is also the type of game where u need ur captain on the field and not 100 yards away from everything #thfc #coys
— Monty (@RealBristolSpur) May 9, 2018
Sissoko has made 46 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham this season, although the bulk of them have come off the bench with him earning just 14 Premier League starts.
He scored his first and second goals for the club when he found the net in a win against Huddersfield and defeat to West Ham, but that really has been it in terms of highlights for the ex-Newcastle player.
In other Tottenham news, Jamie Redknapp has urged Daniel Levy to wrap up a new five-year deal for this fan favourite.