Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has defended the club's squad.
Monaco's Joao Moutinho in action with Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko has told The Mirror that the doesn't agree with claims that the Spurs squad isn't strong enough to compete in the Champions League.
Spurs crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening, as they were beaten 2-1 at Monaco, with goals from Djibril Sidibe and Thomas Lemar either side of Harry Kane's penalty handing all three points to the Ligue 1 side.
It was Tottenham's third defeat in their five group games, and they must now avoid defeat against CSKA Moscow in the final game of the group stage in order to book a place in the Europa League.
Pundits have been slamming Spurs for their Champions League performances this season, with many claiming that Tottenham's squad simply wasn't good enough to juggle Premier League an Champions League commitments.
Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko before facing Monaco
Manager Mauricio Pochettino chose to rest Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen against Monaco ahead of this weekend's London derby with Chelsea, bringing in Kieran Trippier and Kevin Wimmer – but both players struggled on Tuesday evening.
Some have criticised the club's work during the summer transfer window, as they only brought in Pau Lopez, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Vincent Janssen, with only Wanyama showing why he was signed; the rest have failed to make an impact so far, with many feeling that Spurs wasted money.
Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko
Now, one of those summer signings has defended Tottenham's squad, as midfielder Sissoko claims that he disagrees with anybody saying that Spurs don't have a strong enough squad.
Speaking to The Mirror, Sissoko added that he thinks Tottenham's players are good enough to do well in the Champions League, which is why Tuesday's exit from the competition was such a disappointment – and Spurs must now live with the criticism, even if they disagree with it.
“I cannot agree,” said Sissoko .”Personally I think we have a good squad and a strong team to do even better in the Champions League. That is why we are all so disappointed. Everybody is entitled to say what they think but for me our squad is more than good enough to have done better. But we didn’t do well enough and now we must take the criticism, even if we think it is wrong,” he added.
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