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Yves Bissouma admits he makes mistakes but is excited about what Postecoglou's Tottenham will do

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Yves Bissouma admits he makes mistakes but is excited about what Postecoglou's Tottenham will do​

The Tottenham midfielder has been speaking about his season and what the club is capable of under the management of Ange Postecoglou


Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Yves Bissouma has not been named in the Mali squad for their matches this fortnight

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Yves Bissouma has been talking about his up and down season

Yves Bissouma has admitted that he has made mistakes this season for Tottenham but is excited about what the club will achieve under Ange Postecoglou.
The 27-year-old has had a mixed campaign for Spurs, having started the season in top form but then two red cards, as well as a suspension for picking up five yellow cards, saw him miss games along with heading to the Africa Cup of Nations with Mali in January. In the second half of the campaign Bissouma has not reached the same heights as those early matches under Postecoglou and he recently lost his place in the Mali squad and was substituted at half-time in Tottenham's win against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
"This season started really good. Then after we were restricted because of a lot of injuries and suspensions, things like that put us in a difficult position. Sometimes I make mistakes, because I'm not perfect and still learning, so I know there's more to come, but I'm happy and enjoying this role in the team," Bissouma said in an interview in Spurs' matchday programme for the game against Luton.
"I have to enjoy this moment and make the most of it as it's where I'm fully in control, where I feel strong and feel like myself. I feel free, so I'm enjoying my moment but, in the end, I don't want to have any regrets so I always fight to feel good."
The midfielder also had a tough time last season under Antonio Conte following his £30m move from Brighton, struggling to get game time and then suffering an ankle injury, but he set out to change things under Postecoglou last summer, which brought that improvement in those early months of the campaign.
"I take full responsibility when it's time to work to change things. Like when I was injured at the end of last season, I was already preparing for this one," he said. "For me, personally, when Ange came in, he told me exactly what he wants from me and my role in the team. I'm just listening and working hard to perform in the way he wants me to and I'm really happy to work with him and the group."

On his role under Postecoglou, looking to turn and beat the opposition press, he added: "It's the way I like to play and it’s always good because it suits my style. l really like to receive the ball, turn and try to find a solution. If it’s not on then I'll dribble to make space and find a solution. My role is to get the ball and try to find a solution for my team-mates It's really fun, I'm enjoying this role a lot.
"To be on the pitch in the Premier League is great for me because I'm in one of the best leagues in the world. I've worked over the years to hone my style of play and I want to continue playing in this way."
Bissouma is excited about the number of talented young players in this Spurs squad and he believes they will reach the top under the new head coach.
"We're going to work really hard to put the team where we want to be because this team deserves a lot. I believe we can achieve great things because we have so many young players with so much talent. That's why I'm not worried about the club's future, because I know we will one day be where we are aiming to be," he said.
"This club means everything to me, to be a Spurs player is such a big deal, it's a blessing for me to be here and I'm enjoying my moment here. I'm not only doing this for me but for the club, for the fans, for my family and for everyone. I love everyone here and I feel love from everyone here as well so that's the most important thing in life and football. I want only the best for this club."
 

Japhet

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Early season Bissouma was electric but he's currently suffering a dip in form. He's getting there though especially when you take malaria into account.
 

thecook

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Credit to him though, he's sorted out the stupid bookings and reds from the first few months of the season, however I wonder if him reigning in that edge to his game is at least a contributor to his drop off in form? Although I'd rather have him on the pitch than us down to 10!
 

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Hasn't been the same player since our fans slagged him off for diving when he got that red card. Hard to blame him really. Fans should back their players in situations like that.
 

Johnny J

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He ran the show for Brighton and was on fire in the first ten or so games of this season.

I have to say I'm surprised to see people on this forum saying we should sell him.

He's got the quality, just needs to show it again. His season was massively disrupted but he's showing good signs again recently.
 

TheHoddleWaddle

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Credit to him though, he's sorted out the stupid bookings and reds from the first few months of the season, however I wonder if him reigning in that edge to his game is at least a contributor to his drop off in form? Although I'd rather have him on the pitch than us down to 10!
I don't think the two are necessarily related. Lack of cards and form. You can have form and not pick up moronic reds etc.

He's been really poor post injury and AFCON. By his capability.

Last 2 games there's been some improvement but he's way off (as are others) where he was. Personally, I am surprised he is in the starting eleven at present. But perhaps im in the minority.

(I'd prefer to see a more ruthless dropping of out of form players all round. Where possible)
 

ero1x

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He ran the show for Brighton and was on fire in the first ten or so games of this season.

I have to say I'm surprised to see people on this forum saying we should sell him.

He's got the quality, just needs to show it again. His season was massively disrupted but he's showing good signs again recently.
Some of our fans never fail to amaze me, I was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw some people on this forum were saying we should sell him.
 

dontcallme

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Hasn't been the same player since our fans slagged him off for diving when he got that red card. Hard to blame him really. Fans should back their players in situations like that.
Not sure that’s the full reason for his poor form. It was a bad dive and I find it embarrassing to defend the action just because he plays for the team I support.

He didn’t get booed or anything after that so I find it hard to believe that is the reason for his poor form.

I think he just needs to find the balance of being aggressive without doing stupid things.
 
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