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Moussa Sissoko (the new Pirlo)

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

  1. AdamB

    AdamB Paul Walsh

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    He's done really well but thats a stretch too far in my view. In terms of physicality he has, but ability to keep the ball moving and play incisive passes they're poles apart. I think we desperately need a Dembele replacement because having 3 of your 4 CMs being unable to pass the ball well and being more defensive rather than attacking isnt the right balance
     
  2. Robbo

    Robbo Paul Stalteri

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    Surely it must be between Sissoko and Jan for player of the season. Others have done very well too, but not with the consistency of those two.

    Sissoko's turnaround really has been something else. Growing and getting better by every game.

    I loved his comments too, where he underlines the value of hard work, and making the best of the qualities you have. It's an attitude many players could benefit from.
     
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  3. StephenH

    StephenH Tom Huddlestone

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    Andre Gomes?

    I'm 60/40 in favour.
     
  4. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    We should be aiming higher.
     
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  5. StephenH

    StephenH Tom Huddlestone

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    Like who?

    He got an excellent pass on him and from midfield!
     
  6. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Justin Edinburgh

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    Replacing Dembele like for like is impossible as he had a very unique skillset. One thing that didn't standout with Dembele was his passing, he wasn't bad but i wouldn't say incisive either. Also, If you're saying Winks is unable to pass the ball then he surely has little future with us? Dier and Wanyama have both shown they can pass the ball well (i think it takes Big Vic a while to build his confidence back up in this area). I think we do need another CM basically as 2 or 3 are a bit dodgy on the injury front and Sissoko will be 30 in August, plus if we could find a better passser than all of them (Carrick type) it will hold off any need for Dele or Eriksen to play the deeper role. I have no idea who though? Gomes has some quality BUT think in this league in the big games he'd disappear.
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Milija Aleksic

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    Across this forum I’ve noticed him being so far seriously compared to Kante, Zidane, Viera and Dembele!!!

    That’s some player!!!
     
  8. Jordinho

    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    Maybe you being nervous is your issue not his? just saying.....

    Sent from my SM-T835 using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
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  10. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Reto Ziegler

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    That’s some rose tinted glasses!!!

    He’s turn out good but not that good
     
  11. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    To think that not all that long ago the highlight of his Tottenham career was standing up to Mark Noble!

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  12. Robbo

    Robbo Paul Stalteri

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    That's still pretty high up his highlights list.
     
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  13. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Ramon Vega

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    Him or Son for Player of the Season. Often there is feeling for the winner, a good story. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Sissoko won it and it would be richly deserved.
     
  14. Jon

    Jon Milija Aleksic

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    Just repeating various comments made on this forum.
     
  15. parklane1

    parklane1 Luka Modric

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    If he keeps is form going for the last few games he is my POS, he has been our best player over the last couple of months for sure.
     
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  16. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    He's the player who has covered us the most. Arguments can be made for Harry, Son, Jan but we expect that from them and it's their natural roles. He's stepped in and taken the CM role to fill a hole we had no natural cover for .. hence in terms of stepping up, he's done more than anyone.
     
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    parklane1 Luka Modric

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    Can not disagree with that, you can see his confidence rising every game and is turning out and showing it on a regular basis.
     
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  18. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Justin Edinburgh

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    I think that's a good point.

    Back in August if you were told that Victor, Dier, Winks would spend a good chunk of time on the sidelines and Dembele would be gone in January and Sissoko would be the lynch pin of our midfield you would stand there stony faced BUT he has carried that challenge and responsibility and it has been the making of him.

    It's been such a positive contribution to the team this season
     
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  19. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Dimitar Berbatov

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    But we’re in dire need of CMs as their clearly not good enough
    I mean it’s not like we’re in the quarter finals of the CL or 3rd in the league even with those injuries...
     
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  20. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Justin Edinburgh

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    Its such an interesting situation. Every time we look like we are 'down to the bare bones' or haven't got players that are good enough the end result always shows that we do well and cope.

    This must largely be because of Poch. The training, the motivation and most of all the tactics and system. Replacements (ie the squad) are plug and play, the software is installed, they know the system, they know whats expected, so for 95% of the match they just run the program. Thats why against the 'lower' teams we make changes and still win the majority of those games. Just our training, coaching, system trumps anything they can offer.

    That's why we are left with just looking for that bit of genius that might just swing it in those big match-ups. We don't always need that (as we have proven many a time) but having a Hazard type player really does give you that weapon thats unplayable.
     

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