Pochettino`s £30m blind spot?
When Pochettino came out claiming that Moussa Sissoko was a key player within the Tottenham squad, I am sure I wasn`t the only supporter who shook their head in disbelief. The Frenchman is hopeless at best and arguably the worst £30m the club has ever spent.
The reasons the manager gave for his importance – our only link between defence and attack – certainly doesn`t ring true and there is no coincidence that we have put in our best performances this season without him in the team. Thankfully he was nowhere to be seen against United and Liverpool and ultimately, we looked to be back to our fluent best.
Sunday`s performance was of great significance as it is the first time we have dominated against one of our main rivals away from home in a long time. 70% possession is unheard of at Anfield and that had much to do with the balance we now have in the team when we setup with Alli, Eriksen and Son behind Harry Kane – with Davies and Trippier providing the necessary width to support. It provides the ideal shape in the way we choose to play and I still find it hard to believe that it has taken the manager so long into the season to realise this.
Sissoko`s real problem is that he slows the game down; appears technically poor and continually fails to add anything to our midfield. I appreciate I am not a trained football coach, but if someone can please enlighten me as to what he brings to the table then I am all ears? He is clearly Pochettino`s blind spot and hopefully the team`s recent performances in the past 7 days will ensure that Moussa is continued to be overlooked going forward. We don`t need passengers in this team and we have been carrying him for far too long.
Thoughts VS readers?