Moussa Sissoko’s ‘dream move’ to Spurs goes from bad to worse

Moussa Sissoko may have finally got his big move last summer, joining Tottenham for a whopping £30m, but his career continues to go downhill – proving yet again that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

The latest development is his exclusion from the French national squad, announced just yesterday. Ironically, ex-NUFC flop, Florian Thauvin, gained his first ever call up, but there was no place for Moussa Sissoko.

There is little doubt that Sissoko’s deadline day move to Tottenham was fuelled by his impressive display’s with France in Euro 2016, without which, who knows where he would have ended up. Newcastle United certainly won’t be complaining however, gaining an outrageous £30m for the 27 year-old on deadline day last summer.

Sissoko is yet to make a league start for Tottenham since the turn of the year, failing to ever nail a place down in Mauricio Pochettino’s side. He has been handed game time in the cup, but across their Champions League & Europa League campaigns he’s started just twice. Considering Sissoko’s big dream was to play European football, it is ironic that he has in fact played more European minutes for Newcastle United than he has for Spurs (thanks to NUFC’s run to the Europa League quarter-final’s in 2013).



Sissoko’s shortcomings haven’t gone unnoticed by Newcastle United fans, who have taken great amusement by his fall from grace. The Frenchman made a host of disrespectful statements in interviews during his time at St.James’ Park. While the Frenchman’s words carried no malice, he spoke too regularly of this big move away, as if the club owed him something. If his exploits on the pitch justified such talk, Newcastle fans may have held their hands up and accepted such ambitions, but with Sissoko, this was anything but the case.

He regularly went missing in games and showed a startling lack of quality for a player who would go on to cost £30m. While his Euro 2016 performances show he can be an unstoppable force, Tottenham fans will soon catch on (if they haven’t already!) that such performances come once in a blue moon. 

 

About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

29 thoughts on “Moussa Sissoko’s ‘dream move’ to Spurs goes from bad to worse

  1. Go on there Olly, twist that knife into Sissoko. I usually do not mind when a player moves on from NUFC especially when we show no ambition, such as when we hired Schteve and Pards. I make an exception for Sissoko because he believed he was much better than he is. We all saw it, and even at the Euros he still had no end product. His stats really did say everything because he hardly scored and hardly assisted, so what, ultimately, was the point. Did have a good game against Spurs though when we were already relegated. Thank you Mr. Levy, you haven’t made many mistakes in the transfer market but we are all glad he is your player now. I wonder how well it went down with the Spurs fans when they bought a player whose “dream move” was actually to Arsenal?

    I have read a few comments from Spurs fans on the interweb and believe me they know what a waste of money he has been.

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  2. Was so happy when Siko went got worried when it went to the wire on deadline day,now we just want to see the back of bloody Colback surely Rafa must be sick of playing the ginger headed waste of space,I would put Sels in there before the ginger headed doe-heed

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  3. Icedog: Sels is the March photo on the official club calendar so they did have high hopes for him, especially since they gave Elliot a new contract so they must have thought Sels was better.

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  4. So this is it then. We have Huddersfield and also Wednesday against Reading. This will partly determine whether the sky is falling or not along with our result tomorrow. Could be a happy international break or finger nail biting on here.

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  5. There you go, Bristol up 2-0. I am watching the game live and Huddersfield have been absolutely crap (hope I don’t jinx it). They have some defensive injuries and another got sick at the hotel. A midfielder also was carried off with a broken nose and concussion. It seems they will be very hard pressed to continue their admittedly impressive form of late.

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  6. Bristol 2-0 up and reading 1-0 up.
    Gotta like the first game and a draw would be nice for the 2nd

    Whats happened at Bristol .. 14 mins of additional time at 1/2 time

    Who cares about siKo .. he’s moved on .. ’bout time we did too

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  7. Huddersfield 2 down, ya beauty.
    If it stays like this we are set up and know exactly what we need to achieve tomorrow. Hope we can take advantage of it, Brum 0 Toon 2 tomorrow.

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  8. Bristol should be more than 2 up. Glosmag, a Hudderfield midfielder was stretchered off with a broken nose and concussion. They were timing it on TV and it was a full 14 minutes he was down.

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  9. shamrock:
    What are bristol doing in the drop zone? They began the season so well….

    This is ever the story Sham, I have witnessed that shit for years, totally soul destroying . When they went ahead v Toon I knew we’d get back in it cause they can’t defend a league. Let’s hope they been working on defending. Actually forgot this game was on tv until a little while ago as been having a week of it. Had drain guys in today until late, seems I have a collapsed drain in back room ! that was the fumes we kept smelling. Oddly not a sewage smell but more exhaust like. Waiting for quotes for work now.

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  10. 3-0 to Bristol should do it then. Can people now stop assuming that all of our rivals will win every one of their remaining games. It doen’t work like that, especially when some of them have to play each other like Reading and Sheffield Wednesday.

    Penalty awarded as I type 4-0.

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  11. Strange Kim. Thought they had some potential a few months ago. Not kept a close eye on the league outside the top 6 this season. Not really that fussed about footy in general these days though.

    Sounds like you are having a right old time of it yet again.

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  12. Eric Sykes:
    Hudderfield midfielder was stretchered off with a broken nose and concussion. They were timing it on TV and it was a full 14 minutes he was down.

    Ouch .. and a 4-0 humping to boot .. gotta love the south West 😀

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  13. Sham, that’s city all over mate, either start off great and fade or start crap and improve, never ever consistent, frustrating as hell.
    The Drains are infuriating, this is my third claim if I make one now. 2008 they did the front one then 2009 the one from the downstairs loo went and I was gonna pay for the run under the house to be lined as I didn’t want it again but the bloke said that one was fine. Knew I should of done it 👿 now it’s gonna be really expensive or another claim and huge premiums I can’t escape for 5 years. And the smell was gone for 3 hours after jetting but is back again, can’t wait for it to get fixed.

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  14. Need a Toon win to lift my spirits create a bit more gap and especially going into the international break.

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  15. KIM still getting all that luck mate do you have to get it all the bad kind surely it has to turn at some point you’ve had more than your fair share of the bad kind,here’s hoping for you

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  16. Never expected that result the best I was hoping for was a draw Huddersfield got smacked there,we must make the most of it tomorrow,Zola said he watched how Fulham did it to us and will try to do the same

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  17. Ice: Zola was a great player but so far has not been any great shakes as a Manager. I hope, and think, Rafa will be ready for him.

    The Huddersfield game was their Fulham. It shows every team has a stinker from time to time. They were comprehensively outplayed by a very average Bristol team. And they are still 3rd.

    I try not to get overconfident or overreact to a bad game. Sometimes a player just plays out of his skin against you and you have to accept it – like that Fulham midfielder. I always think of Glenn Hoddle when that happens. One week he would look like a combination of Franz Beckenbauer and Andrea Pirlo and the next he would look like he couldn’t tie his own shoe laces – especially for England.

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  18. Icedog:
    Never expected that result the best I was hoping for was a draw Huddersfield got smacked there,we must make the most of it tomorrow,Zola said he watched how Fulham did it to us and will try to do the same

    Ice, I said last week other teams will try to copy Fulhams approach. It’s up to Rafa to try and nullify that now.
    Re – my bad luck, it’s beyond a joke now mate but at least I know what the fumes are now. I had the gas guy out the Lekkie man and eventually the Drain lads 🙄 Funny thing is it doesn’t smell of drains, more acrid exhaust like, very strange.

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  19. Eric Sykes:
    Ice: Zola was a great player but so far has not been any great shakes as a Manager. I hope, and think, Rafa will be ready for him.

    The Huddersfield game was their Fulham. It shows every team has a stinker from time to time. They were comprehensively outplayed by a very average Bristol team. And they are still 3rd.

    I try not to get overconfident or overreact to a bad game. Sometimes a player just plays out of his skin against you and you have to accept it – like that Fulham midfielder. I always think of Glenn Hoddle when that happens. One week he would look like a combination of Franz Beckenbauer and Andrea Pirlo and the next he would look like he couldn’t tie his own shoe laces – especially for England.

    That’s really spot on re Hoddle,Pirlo I think was great I used to love to watch him play he was unreal,he was a nice bloke as well,I remember his club came to Malta while I was there,as the team left their training ground the whole team jumped on the bus trying to leave quickly,not Pirlo he stayed back chatted to fans and signed anything put in front of him,good guy

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  20. Yes ERIC Zola was a great player toon should have signed him,he was in the same team as Tino at the time we should signed him instead of Tino imo

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  21. Can’t say I expected that score line but certainly didn’t expect Huddersfield to win. They can’t keep winning.

    Now for us to do our job now.

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