There's only two Moussa Sissokos. Unfortunately, Spurs seem to have signed the lazy, unreliable version.
Spurs caused quite a stir when they paid a club record £30 million, according to the BBC, to bring one of the most frustrating players in the Premier League to White Hart Lane on the back of a dismal season with Newcastle United, where his non-existent performances contributed heavily to their relegation.
However, Sissoko showed glimpses of his talent during France’s Euro 2016 campaign, starring in the opening 45 minutes of their final defeat to Portugal, but the 27-year-old us yet to replicate such form in the white of Tottenham, leading manager Mauricio Pochettino to sensationally claim that the midfielder has failed to live up to expectations.
And Sutton says Tottenham should have seen the signs and anticipated that the former Toulouse powerhouse, who was left out of the matchday squad for the trip to Chelsea on Saturday, would not perform consistently enough for a club of Spurs’ stature.
“Sissoko was a bad buy and Pochettino is questioning him now,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live. “They’ve got the Newcastle Sissoko.
“That was a really odd move I think to virtually everybody in the country, looking from the outside and thinking ‘why on earth have they signed Sissoko’? He downed tools last season. How can you trust him?
“A lot of money wasted.”
Despite making a real impression when he signed for Newcastle in January 2013, notably scoring twice in one of his first appearances in a 3-2 win against Chelsea at St James’ Park, the France international had often infuriated fans with his apparent lack of desire, not helped by his constant admissions that he wanted to sign for a ‘bigger club’.