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Moussa Sissoko (the new Pirlo)

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 31 Aug 2016.

  1. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Dean Austin

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    He gets caught out more than others though. Plus as was shown on Motd last night he gets caught out of position just when trying to maintain a defensive line!
     
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  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    What example did they show for him getting caught out in a defensive line?
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Sergei Rebrov

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    I’d love to watch the training session where we work on the ‘backs against the wall, big clearing hoof up the pitch’ scenario. Little fast guy then legs it after the ball.

    I watched Emirates Marketing Project’s all or nothing on Amazon, and was equally amazed to see the precision training and detail Pep put into ‘goal mouth scramble, air punt to big man, all elbows and flick on to little fast guy’ :D
     
  4. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Clint Dempsey

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  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    It's nothing to do with bias - I'd be calling it a hoof if Messi had done that. There's no way in that situation that any player attempts a pinpoint, curled pass between two opponents, into the path of Son. No matter how accurate you know you can be, it's just too risky.

    I've no doubt that we would have trained with Son lining up either on the same side every time, or on the side from which the ball is coming every time. I've also no doubt that the players have been told that in those situations, there's a 20x20 area in that rough part of the pitch where clearances will give Son a chance to run onto the ball. But there's no way any of our players were tasked with a pass like that intentionally and there's no way Sissoko did that.
     
  6. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Nick Barmby

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    The levels of skill and football intelligence in that pass must've had you tearing your hair out!
     
  7. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Nick Barmby

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    He still had the obligatory woefully off target shot on goal. I think I'll go nuts if one of those goes in.
    Approaching cult status.
     
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  8. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    What had me tearing my hair out is that if it weren't for a slip, it would have been straight into the path of a Leicester.
     
  9. johnola

    johnola Goran Bunjevcevic

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    I had it down as a really great pass. And on review. I still do.
     
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  10. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    the spin he applied to the ball made the slip happen
     
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  11. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I thought he was very good yesterday. Have no real complaints about his performance.

    Of course Id like to see more positive passing from him, but yesterday was probably as good as Ive seen him in this respect.

    Best performance since Chelsea when he played a very different role IMO.

    Im with Scara on the clearance, theres no way thats exactly what he meant. Most likely it was a case of clearing to an area and thats that. But he played if very well, saw the ball coming, shaped nicely and played it right into that area.

    I think even his biggest fan wouldnt credit him with the vision and technique to see an execute that pass from that position though!
     
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  12. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Dean Austin

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    Twice. One a shot by Barnes which he put wide another a cross for Madison who also puts it wide. Sorry mate don't want to talk about Trippier in the Sissoko thread, but it is clear opponents target him as our weak link in defence.
     
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  13. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    He isn’t great defensively so it makes sense but I do think he is a victim of being asked to play as a wing back even in a 2
     
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  14. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Nick Barmby

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    Lol, you mean the desparate last ditch lunge, he was nowhere near it. Watch the video above, 58 seconds in.
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    If you watch it from the other angle Sissoko gives the eyes to move the defender in the other direction first, then when he bites on this he plays in the correct channel for Son whilst applying just enough spin to make the defender think he can get back to it, causing the stretch and the slip, this wasn't to make the pass, which was already guaranteed, but to take one potential pursuer out of the chase.

    It's not hyperbole to say this is the greatest pass ever played in any sport ever.
     
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    StephenH Cecil Poynton

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    Didn't think he was as good yesterday. But having to wet nurse Trippier to the extent he has been obviously told to didn't help.

    Leicester did a great job down our left and should have had 3 goals.

    Trippier can't handle that position he was dreadful most of the game.
     
  17. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I think those assuming Sissoko is just covering Trippier who is so terrible he is out of position are... wrong.

    Poch is far to astute to allow something like that to continue game after game.

    Far more likely, IMO, its a deliberate tactic. In so much as, Trippier presses very high upfield and Sissoko covers.

    I wont try and argue its been working especially well, but I do think its a purposeful action being employed.

    Sissoko is a very good defensive workhorse, Trippier is not.

    Trippier does have genuine quality on the ball and can effect our attacking play, Sissoko does not.

    Seems pretty obvious to set up to take advantage of both of these things, doesnt it?
     
  18. parklane1

    parklane1 Nayim

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    Do not hold your breath.
     
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    parklane1 Nayim

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    Very good game yesterday and saved Trippiers arse on several occasions, Sanchez was my MOM but Sissoko was not far behind.
     
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    Daisuk Pat van den Hauwe

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