Mauricio Pochettino praises Tottenham Hotspur star Moussa Sissoko

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September 30, 2017 in...

Moussa Sissoko scored for Tottenham Hotspur against Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur scores his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September 30,...

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that Moussa Sissoko is different player this season from last.

Pochettino has suggested that a proper pre-season has helped the France international perform well for Tottenham so far this season.

The Spurs manager made the comments following his side’s 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town away from home in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Sissoko did not start the encounter at the John Smith's Stadium, but the former Newcastle United midfielder came on as a substitute in the 75th minute.

The 28-year-old midfielder scored for Spurs in the first minute of injury time to wrap up a 4-0 win for the North London outfit.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on...

“I think he's completely different today to last season,” Pochettino told Football.London about Sissoko. “He's more confident, it's a relief, but it's different to last season and that is normal.

“Last season when he arrived at the club it was without a pre-season and at the end of the transfer market. It's so difficult sometimes to settle quickly into the philosophy and expectation of the team.”

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates victroy after the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September 30,...

Sissoko joined Tottenham from Newcastle on transfer deadline day last summer for a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £30 million.

The France international struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane last season, but he seems to have established himself as an important player in Pochettino’s team this campaign.

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