Moussa Sissoko admits it's easier playing alongside his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Tanguy Ndombele because the duo have a 'special relationship'.
Midfielder Ndombele enjoyed the best start to his Spurs career when he netted on his Premier League debut for the club last Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino opted to play both Sissoko and Ndombele in the middle of the park, with the more attack-minded Eric Lamela playing further forward.
Speaking to Sky Sports News (15/08/2019 14:30 pm), Sissoko shared nothing but praise for his countryman, who looks to have settled into life in North London pretty well.
"Everything he has done since he has arrived is good," Sissoko told Sky Sports News. "He's improving a lot, even on his English, and on the pitch, he understands what we ask him to do. I think he showed directly from the first game of the season. This will give him more to keep going in his work with Tottenham.
"When you have a special relationship with someone outside of the pitch and on the pitch, it will be easier. Tanguy is a very good player, so I think it's not difficult to play with him, so we are all trying to do well together.
"Hopefully, we can improve, or some of the players that were on the bench or injured, they can always be involved."
Both Sissoko and Ndombele will now face their toughest test yet as a defensive-minded duo when Spurs take on champions Manchester City on Saturday evening.
If they replicate that first-half performance against Aston Villa then it will spark trouble and they'll be punished a lot more by Pep Guardiola's side.
But given the talent in Spurs' squad, and the manner in which Pochettino sets his teams up, there is a big chance that Guardiola's side themselves will face their toughest test of the season so far at the hands of Spurs.
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