Pochettino: Tottenham could not afford to lose patience with Moussa Sissoko

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed another club would have lost patience with Moussa Sissoko long before his transformation from laughing stock to leading man.

Source: Evening Standard
 

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The headline is spot on. With the size of our squad and the injury history of Dembele & Wanyama we could not afford to lose faith in Sissoko who btw was nowhere near as bad as many had been saying he was
 

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It articles like this that make you want Poch to stay with Spurs a long time.

He's coined a phrase and it translates so well to our beloved club...." We are doing it a different way"

I just hope this week's utterances put and end to all the all Manu talk the pundits keep going about.
 

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The headline is spot on. With the size of our squad and the injury history of Dembele & Wanyama we could not afford to lose faith in Sissoko who btw was nowhere near as bad as many had been saying he was
Got to say that whilst we as a fan base blow either hot or cold, with little in between - having watched Sissoko play on many occasions he really looked like a fish out of water last season.

He looked like a Spurs player of old. Could do a job like Øyvind Leonhardsen, Allan Nielsen or David Howells - but wasn't quite the superstar high quality player that a title chasing, cemented top 4 team in the best league in the world would field.

I think that he really was very bad, compared to what we had become accustomed to (Modric, Dembele, Dier, Wanyama - hell, even Sandro and Palacios who were outstanding initially). But he did offer something different and seems now to have learnt what he can bring to a game (and when he's better off passing to someone else).
 

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I found myself wondering what is/was the true situation of the miracle that is Sissoko transformation as a player.

I may have asked this before....

Was Sissoko a poor player when he joined, that Poch improved over time, or was always a quality player, but just on poor form?

Someone offered an observation that, he was being played out of position on the flanks initially, and that made him look bad.

When Poch eventually moved him to his right position, in the centre, he began to flourish.

I'm inclined to agree.

So maybe the both should get credit for the turnaround.

But he was differently pants for a good while, before he blossomed.
 

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Honestly think the turn-around has been miraculous. Poch has the Midas touch and Sissoko himself deserves tons of credit for the turn around. He looked like a guy who could not play football - like the 5-a-side pick up player who rotates himself around the ball rather than shift the ball with his feet. I for one didn't think he could be useful for us at all and couldn't believe we shelled out as much as we did for him. But he has been very effective of late, on and off the ball.
 

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He did lose patience and has openly wanted to sell him the last 2 summers.
Sissoko's current form is as surprising to MP as everyone else.

Who knows what triggered it. People are strange.
 

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Got to say that whilst we as a fan base blow either hot or cold, with little in between - having watched Sissoko play on many occasions he really looked like a fish out of water last season.

He looked like a Spurs player of old. Could do a job like Øyvind Leonhardsen, Allan Nielsen or David Howells - but wasn't quite the superstar high quality player that a title chasing, cemented top 4 team in the best league in the world would field.

I think that he really was very bad, compared to what we had become accustomed to (Modric, Dembele, Dier, Wanyama - hell, even Sandro and Palacios who were outstanding initially). But he did offer something different and seems now to have learnt what he can bring to a game (and when he's better off passing to someone else).
Agreed apart from David Howells was my unsung hero.
 

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It articles like this that make you want Poch to stay with Spurs a long time.

He's coined a phrase and it translates so well to our beloved club...." We are doing it a different way"

I just hope this week's utterances put and end to all the all Manu talk the pundits keep going about.
I think this is precisely why he WILL stay. It's HIS project, he's the main man. If he goes to Man Utd or Real, he will be expected to replicate the same atmosphere, style and win rate from the get go. Those clubs simply don't get him as a manager. So they won't get him as their manager.
 
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