Tottenham manager critical of Moussa Sissoko attitude

Sissoko out of the Tottenham squad for the Chelsea match, with the Frenchman needing to apply himself more

Tottenham manager critical of Moussa Sissoko attitude

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November 28th, 2016

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It’s crazy to think there are professional football players not giving everything, although Moussa Sissoko appears to be continuing his on / off form for Newcastle now he’s at White Hart Lane.

Sissoko was an expensive recruit last summer as Spurs nabbed him for £30 million, although the midfielder hasn’t made much of an impact and was completely excluded for Saturday’s trip to Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino is clearly unhappy with the player’s application at the moment and has called for the Frenchman to show more desire.

“Football is not about money,” Pochettino said. “It is about players being better, and that they show on the training ground that they are better than another team-mate and that they deserve to be involved or not. In my opinion, I need to take the decisions and I believe that the players that started in the game [on Saturday] and the players on the bench deserved to be involved in the game. There’s nothing else to [read into] it.

“It’s not frustrating for me. It’s about football. We can see in football different things that happen. You sign a player and then you expect something, and you don’t find what you expected … If another deserved to be involved, like maybe [Georges-Kévin] Nkoudou or Josh Onomah, or [Vincent] Janssen, then why not? Just because we pay money [for someone], do they deserve to play? Sissoko needs to work hard and to show in future that he deserves to be on the team.”

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