Why £30m flop could save Tottenham career if he follows Janssen example
COMMENT By Matt Farr
The much-maligned Moussa Sissoko was once again at the centre of the crosshairs following Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Swansea on Wednesday.
Sissoko was handed a rare start by Mauricio Pochettino in the absence of injured midfield duo Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks, but made little impact as Spurs had to rely on their substitutes to bail them out of trouble.
But the most disappointing aspect of Sissoko’s performance was that it was a case of same old, same old from the France international.
Since his £30million move to White Hart Lane at the start of the season, the 27-year-old has fallen well short of expectation, and is destined for the scrap heap this summer if he does not improve.
Fellow summer arrival Vincent Janssen has found himself in a similar predicament throughout the campaign, having scored just once in the Premier League.
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But the Dutchman has made a number of impressive cameo appearances in recent weeks, which could see him rewarded with an stay at the club beyond the summer window.
Janssen proved to be particularly influential in the win over Swansea, arriving off the bench mid-way through the second period to transform the game – despite not getting on the scoresheet.
If Sissoko considers Tottenham to be the best place for him to be next season, he needs to start showing it. That’s why he could learn a thing or two from Janssen.
Pochettino may had all but made his mind up on Janssen’s long-term future at the club when he was dropped from the matchday squad for three successive games in the new year.
He might not have featured at all this last month had it not been for the injury to talisman Harry Kane. But he has fought incredibly well to prove a point to the Tottenham boss and he could be rewarded for it.
Sissoko, on the other hand, may not get another opportunity before the curtain comes down on the campaign.
In other Tottenham news, Football Insider has named the three worst Spurs players during the Swansea win.