All Tottenham Hotspur fans saw just how important 30-year-old Frenchman, Moussa Sissoko, was to us during the 2018/19 campaign as he led by example during the darker and tougher moments and he really turned his Spurs career around after a few poor seasons following his £30million arrival from Newcastle United back in 2016.
The player himself spoke about being more settled at the club and growing into the role he had to play in the dressing room and on the pitch, and despite other struggles and concerns, fans were hoping he was going to be just as important for us in the 2019/20 campaign.
With two goals and 26 appearances to his name across all competitions this year, prior to the season being postponed, we last saw him in action in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day and former England and Spurs goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, has explained that he felt he had been a big loss to us (and manager Jose Mourinho) in the second half of the year, but that his importance to the side had been overlooked with higher profile injuries to the likes of Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-Min.
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With an expectation that Sissoko will again be available for selection if, and when, the campaign resumes, Robinson told Football Insider that his return would be a massive bonus to our end of season hopes.
“They have missed him. He has been the most improved player there over the last 18 months. His engine, the physical side to his game as well as his ability has massively improved. He can play defensively and offensively because he possesses a great engine. He has been a real big miss in the engine room for Spurs. When he comes back it will be a huge addition. We focus heavily on Son and Kane because of their position but Sissoko has been a massive miss for them and when he is back fit he will go straight back into the side.”