By Russell Edge
Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko promised boss Mauricio Pochettino that he would improve after disappointing in his first season at the club, according to a report.
Sports broadcaster ESPN claim on their website that the French international held talks with the Argentinian manager during the club’s post-season trip to Hong Kong where he insisted he was committed to the cause in North London.
Sissoko was widely linked with a move away from the club over the summer, just a year after arriving from Newcastle for £30million, after he was quoted by L’Equipe criticising Pochettino’s approach to communication.
However, he remained with the club and has seen himself become an important member of the first team squad this season.
The 28-year-old, whose reported £95,000-a-week wages makes him the fourth highest earner at the club, ahead of the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen, has appeared in all of the club’s eight games during the campaign, five of those coming as starts.
The 52-time-capped international’s inclusion comes as a result of an injury crisis at Spurs, with both Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama both ruled out, leaving Pochettino to line Sissoko up alongside the likes of Eric Dier and Harry Winks in the centre of the park.
He may continue his run in the side on Tuesday against Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League, after he was photographed as part of the Lilywhites’ travelling squad.
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