The Spurs man is currently away from the Tottenham Hotspur Arena on international duty.

A number of fans have been commenting on Twitter regarding Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko’s performance for France in their 1-0 win over Iceland in Euro 2020 qualifying.

The Spurs ace was initially set for a spot on the bench but, 10 minutes before kickoff, Didier Deschamps informed him that he would be stepping in for N’Golo Kante after the Chelsea man experienced a muscle issue in the warm-up.


As reported by Get French Football News, Sissoko “put in a workmanlike shift” in the Kante role and “showed the joint most amount of energy tonight for Les Bleus, both in terms of aggressiveness in duels and also in the final 15 minutes of the contest when others’ fitness levels were fading.”

In terms of social media reaction, the Tottenham lynchpin was criticised initially:

But come the end of the game there was more positive reaction:

Olivier Giroud scored the only goal as France claimed a the narrow victory in their crunch qualifier in Iceland, slotting home from the penalty spot in the 66th minute of the Group H clash in Reykjavik after Antoine Griezmann had been fouled by Ari Skulason.

France stay second in Group H behind Turkey, with both teams level on 18 points, after Senol Gunes’ side beat Albania 1-0, with Cenk Tosun scoring in the 90th minute, the Turks remaining top thanks to their 2-0 win against France in June, but the two nations meet again for the reverse fixture on Monday.

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