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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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    Our ambition is to be better than that though mate; to win one or both of those tournaments. To do that we need to have at least one world class player in that midfield area, as good as Sissoko has been, or a world class CB like De Ligt, ideally both.

    For sure though, currently, it is Sissoko then any of the other 3 midfielders on the match day team sheet. The others will have to rotate with each other.
     
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  2. Jon

    Jon Milija Aleksic

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    I’m starting to see shades of Modric in his play too
     
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    Mosquito_Coasting Ramon Vega

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  4. metalgear

    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    Sissoko, he's the new beast! What an athletic specimen, i think he's hit peak form and fitness a bit late, but will be able to continue another 2-3 years for us at the same level. Looking forward to him ending his career here as he seems a great role model for the young ones and a genuine nice guy too.
     
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  5. Maltese Falcon

    Maltese Falcon Neil Sullivan

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    Revisionism at its very best. Incisive passing? Really? From a guy who produced 12 assists in 8 and half seasons playing in the Premiership? Not to mention the blind alleys he used to run in until Poch grabbed him by the neck....
     
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  6. parklane1

    parklane1 Luka Modric

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    My thoughts as well, Dembélé was ( imo) a player who offered so much but delivered so little. So much talent but no real end product.
     
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  7. Maltese Falcon

    Maltese Falcon Neil Sullivan

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    The irony is that the Sissoko bashers were always on his back about his lack of natural talent yet the guy has managed to extract 250% of his abilities and put everything he has into his game.

    On the other hand, the same posters used to fawn at Dembele who was using less than 50% of his capabilities. He could have become a world beater yet never had the mental abilities to get the best of the GHod-given talent he possessed. What a waster...
     
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  8. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Reto Ziegler

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    Sorry @Jon that wasn’t meant to be directed at you but at the poster you were referring to
     
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  9. Jon

    Jon Milija Aleksic

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    No worries!
     
  10. Mr_B

    Mr_B Steed Malbranque

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    just think how good he could be if he could actually shoot on target, its amazing how professionals can be so poor at such a bread and butter part of the game.
     
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  11. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Mitchell Thomas

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    Oh boy and you moan about revisionism!
     
  12. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Dean Austin

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    Dembele was our most influential player for at least two seasons. Every thing we did as a team went through him during that time. I think you are being revisionist now. It's not a case of love Sissoko and hate Dembele.

    I love Sissoko and feel he is doing very well now. He has his own skill set. He is fast, a decent passer and good at tackling. His problem though is a lack of belief in himself. That's what holds him back in my opinion. Confidence was something that Dembele never seemed to lack.
     
  13. harr1984

    harr1984 Paul Stalteri

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    Agree to a point,but I would say Dembele was still frustrating to an extent. He was one of my fave players, but he would beat a man at ease with skill or brute strength and by doing so break the lines, but then would not have the confidence/self belief you attribute with Sissoko in that once breaking the lines (the thing that he can easily do) he would then go back on himself and play a safe pass sideways or back and lose the momentum he created in the first place. If he had worked as hard on his game as Sissoko he should have easily become better in this area and more productive in assists and goals - there is no way a guy with Dembeles talent couldnt of done that if he really pushed himself....
     
  14. Maltese Falcon

    Maltese Falcon Neil Sullivan

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    I was a great Dembele fan! My point was simply that the same things that frustrate people in Sissoko - especially his finishing - were actually more pronounced in Dembele. The guy produced an average of one assist per season, for crying out loud! He was lovely to watch - a typical sexy player. Not surprising that many people often turned a blind eye to his many deficits; the biggest being that he would beat three opponents, open the other team and then either run into a blind alley or play a backward pass. To be fair, he improved significantly in his last three years under Poch but he could have become such a massive player if only he had been able to "do a Sissoko" and channel all his talents into an end product on the field.
     
  15. papaspur

    papaspur Pascal Chimbonda

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    Maybe all the pressure helped harden him from a rock into a diamond? I have to clarify though that there is a difference between "pressure" and "abuse."
     
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    ShipOfTheseus Neil Ruddock

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    I know he’s mainly made of carbon, but there’s enough nitrogen and hydrogen in our Moussa for your suggestion to be scientifically implausible.
     
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    Charliedup Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Please GHod he’s ok for Brighton
     
  18. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Mitchell Thomas

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    Not a hope in hell, that was his groin, in all likelihood he’s out for the season now
     
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    Charliedup Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Was it? brick I didn’t realise.
     
  20. papaspur

    papaspur Pascal Chimbonda

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    What, are you going to tell me the Earth is not flat next? :D
     

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