Moussa Sissoko Gives Incredibly Emotional Interview After Spurs Beat Man City
He struggled to settle following a big money move from Newcastle in the summer of 2016, but midfielder Moussa Sissoko has proved himself time and time again this season under Mauricio Pochettino.
The Frenchman built on his recent good form and gave a 10/10 performance against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals last night, recording some impressive stats in the meantime.
He won all of his tackles, created chances and complete 96% of his passes, the most of any player on the pitch - a rather incredible stat considering the likes of David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan started for Pep Guardiola's men.
It was a wonderful night for Sissoko and following his performance on the pitch, he gave an emotional post-match interview with RMC Sport.
Moussa Sissoko vs Manchester City:- Hotspur World:soccer: (@Hotspur_World) April 9, 2019
90 minutes played
96% pass accuracy
2 chances created
100% successful long balls
3 duels won
3/3 tackles won
The 29-year-old summed up his emotions after the full-time whistle. We love his honestly, here - a real breath of fresh air.
"First of all, before anything else, the compliments are really nice to hear." he said.
"I am happy with my match, I was very good I think, like the rest of the team. I am happy for me, I have come a long way. I have had two difficult seasons here, I have continued to work, I did not quit and things are going well this season.
"I have always believed in myself, my team-mates and my family too, that allows me to put in performances like this one. I know that I am not the most technical player, best player in the world, but I play with the qualities that I have. I have never taken myself to be someone I am not,
"I give the best of myself and that is how I am able to put in a performance like this, it made the coach happy."
Some labelled Sissoko 'the most improved player in football' after his masterclass against Pep Guardiola's side and I have to agree. In the space of a year he has gone from struggling to break into the first team to being the first name on the teamsheet.
You've got to appreciate his journey.