Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko was in action for France last night.
A week ago today Moussa Sissoko was preparing to clinch a big money transfer move away from Newcastle United.
The midfielder landed up signing with Tottenham Hotspur for a staggering £30 million fee, with the club beating Everton to the deal.
Sissoko was in action for France last night, named as a starter by Didier Deschamps for their World Cup 2018 qualifer away to Belarus.
While the match ended in a frustrating 0-0 draw for Les Bleus, Sissoko was able to get some vital game time under his belt.
He had not featured in any of Newcastle’s five Championship games this season, partly as to rest after his Euro 2016 heroics, but this only masked the fact he had no intention of playing in the division with his heart set on a transfer.
The midfielder hopes to play a part for Tottenham this weekend and even potentially in the Champions League against AS Monaco next week, and featuring for France was important in getting him back up to speed.
Sissoko played 70 minutes of the qualifier before being substituted for new Borussia Dortmund attacker Ousmane Dembele.
There was generally a positive reaction to Sissoko’s performance on social media. Here is a look at a selection of comments about his display…
Good 70 minutes from Sissoko i thought. Played left wing at one point too, so should be a very useful squad member for us. #COYS
— Adam Warlow (@AdamWarlow3) September 6, 2016
Sissoko come off. Didn’t see a lot of the ball but was very sharp & created dangerous situations when he did get the ball
— SHДRKY (@Belgian_Hotspur) September 6, 2016
Sissoko looked good tonight. Crisp passing, hopefully we see the beast at Spurs, not the one at that shambles of a club Newcastle.
— Brooks (@HarryBrooks11) September 6, 2016
Sissoko off instead of Pogba?? Fuming
— ㅤ (@MADVILLAlNY) September 6, 2016
— Kamel (@gealrien) September 6, 2016
— C’est Terminé (@StevlassBlacka) September 6, 2016
Sissoko should slot in lovely at spurs. Playing all over the place for France tonight. Wonder who’s gonna drop out for him.
— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) September 6, 2016
France won’t win anything with workhorses like Sissoko/Matuidi whilst ballers like Fekir are watching the game at home
— Kaila (@FutbolKaila) September 6, 2016