Tottenham Hotpur’s Moussa Sissoko has enjoyed a remarkable turnaround.
Pundit Jamie Redknapp has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Mauricio Pochettino’s work improving Moussa Sissoko has been a ‘masterstroke’.
Spurs have reached the Champions League final after producing a stunning comeback against Ajax last week, and have also secured a top four finish too.
Those exploits have been made all the more impressive by Pochettino’s lack of activity in the transfer market, as he hasn’t made a signing for almost 18 months.
Instead, the Spurs boss has been forced to focus on improving his current players, and no player is a better example of that than Sissoko.
The Frenchman, 29, was expected to leave Spurs last summer after a difficult couple of seasons at the club, but he has ended up turning his Tottenham career around.
Sissoko has become a key man in the Spurs midfield, producing the drive through midfield which made Mousa Dembele so successful under Pochettino too.
Now, Redknapp has suggested that Sissoko has been the unexpected star of the Premier League season, praising Pochettino for a masterstroke in improving Sissoko and giving him the Spurs turnaround nobody saw coming.
“Moussa Sissoko’s emergence as Tottenham’s midfield powerhouse,” said Redknapp. “I was not alone in thinking that Sissoko would be heading for the exit door last summer. Instead, injuries to Harry Winks and the sale of Mousa Dembele forced Mauricio Pochettino to move Sissoko into the middle. It proved a masterstroke — and only underlines just how much Pochettino improves players,” he added.