Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Moussa Sissoko.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that he needs to thank midfielder Mosusa Sissoko for his professionalism.

Spurs slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion over the weekend, and desperately needed to fight back when they they took on Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men were far from impressive but did claim a 1-0 win, as Son Heung-min teed up Harry Kane to finish superbly into the top corner of the net for the winning goal.

Tottenham have now secured qualification for next season’s Champions League, as their win – coupled with Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town – ensured that Pochettino’s men will finish in the top four this season.

Pochettino made changes to his side for the visit of the Magpies, and one player who was brought into the side was midfielder Moussa Sissoko, starting against former club Newcastle.

The French international, 28, had started just 13 Premier League games before Wednesday’s clash with the Magpies, but he has now been hailed by boss Pochettino.

The Argentinian has told Football.London that he wants to thank Sissoko for his professionalism throughout the campaign having refrained from complaining despite being on the fringes, and hailed his ‘fantastic’ display as one of the best in a Tottenham shirt against Newcastle.

“I am so proud about all the players because today for me one of the best was Moussa Sissoko,” said Pochettino. “I want to say thank you for how professional he was all season. Not too many people recognise him but I think he was fantastic today,” he added.

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