You have to admire the capacity of Moussa Sissoko to live in his own little bubble.

When at Newcastle, he would happily speak of possible Real Madrid interest in him, despite only having a very small handful of decent games for Newcastle per season.

After a disastrous move to Tottenham, Moussa Sissoko has now given yet another interview over in France where he obviously feels he has a more sympathetic audience – especially now he has amazingly been recalled to the national squad.

Sissoko has told L’Equipe that Mauricio Pochettino has to now be honest with him and make clear whether he sees the former Newcastle player as a key part of his team at Spurs moving forward.

The midfielder saying that once he knows one way or another ‘everything will be clearer in my head’.

You would think that getting only eight Premier League starts despite being Tottenham’s star £30m buy last summer, would have made things a little ‘clearer’.

On top of that, in the final five months of the season Pochettino only gave Moussa Sissoko a single league start, until the very final day of the season when there was nothing to play for – Tottenham guaranteed to finish second no matter what.

As the interview moved on, it looks like reality is starting to hit home a little, with Sissoko now beginning to rule out a possible Real Madrid or Arsenal move at last…

He now claims that despite preferring to stay in England he has never ruled out any league, with France still a possibility, naming PSG and Monaco, as well as the likes of Nice, Lyon and Marseille.

Very difficult to see PSG wanting him and then you look at those other Ligue 1 clubs, even if Spurs aren’t expecting to claw most of the £30m back, difficult to see any French club able to come near to Sissoko’s wages, unless Marseille’s owners raise the bar further in terms of how much they are prepared to bankroll the club.

Ironically, the country with the most clubs that could afford Moussa Sissoko is of course England, due to the massive and fair distribution of TV revenue – but just how low down would the French superstar need to go down before anybody would be interested?

Moussa Sissoko speaking to L’Equipe:

“I would like him (Mauricio Pochettino) to communicate better.

“I want a completely honest conversation to see what they (Tottenham) plan to do, what they are seeing in terms of my future.

“From that moment on, everything will be clearer in my head.

 “You can never be sure of anything and once again, what I want is for everything to be clear.

“If the manager is no longer counting on me, if he thinks that other players are better, then he should say it.

“The idea is for it to be clear very early so that if I need to leave, my agent avn do good work.

“Even if everyone knows that I prefer England, I have never closed the door to any other league.

“We will see what offers there are and Ligue 1 continues to be attractive – we have seen this season with PSG and Monaco then also teams like Nice, Lyon and Marseille.

“We’ll analyse everything and try to make the best choice.”



  • Tony Mann

    Why on earth are we giving space to stories about this plank. He doesn’t play for us now – end of !!!

    • Tino11

      Actually out of all the ex-managers and players I don’t mind a Sissoko interview article, they always make me chuckle at least.

      • Gallowgate Dave

        I honestly couldn’t agree more. I’ll never get bored of reading about this arrogant, delusional waster’s hilarious lack of self awareness. I can’t think of a player that’s been more openly disrespectful to our club and I chuckle after every story I read about him. I couldn’t care a hoot if people think that’s bitter or salty, I only ever think that way about Sissoko and Owen and they thoroughly deserve it.

  • George

    And they call us delusional

  • GToon

    His place in the Spurs team is as follows – row three, seat 4 (next to the club doctor and reserve team keeper).

  • Mclovin

    And they say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Come on barcodes time to get over it; he don’t love you no more! 😂😂

    • Lyle

      Feeling is absolutely Mutual ! best £30 million we ever made.

      • Albert Stubbins

        no they never paid 30 million- apparently it was a packet of haribos and half a stick of chewing gum- they were still had either way.

        • Lyle

          Hey Albert happy 50th anniversary of your mug shot on the Sergeant Pepper Album (Only Footballer and Geordie on there)

          • Albert Stubbins

            cheers lyle- much appreciated!!

  • Lyle

    Kit Man ? next question !

  • mactoon

    Says it all, he refers to his team as ‘they’. Sooner he realises that the reason he isn’t picked is because he doesn’t perform the better. All he ever wants to do is leave a club. Plank

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Pardewed & never recovered, some do some don`t. he hasn`t

    • Albert Stubbins

      not lack of positional sense and a terrible first touch then?

  • Mark Kilmister

    It’s ok to look back at the past sometimes but to stare at it constantly with this obsession about past players & managers that didn’t cut it here is beyond boring now.

    Please can you write some stories worth reading about, something about Rafa will suffice.

    • Albert Stubbins

      what about one on Villa? we havent had one about them for about a day now- long overdue I’d say.

      • Jimblag23

        Apparently we like Villa now.

  • Trevor Reaveley

    He’d probably fit quite nicely in an industrial waste bin out the back…

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    He really must be the most deluded player around. He seriously doesn’t understand why he doesn’t fit in at Spurs.

  • Keeganontherebound

    Moussa is finding out the hard way that relying on natural ability and putting in a half dozen (I’m being generous) decent performances a season just doesn’t cut it at the top level. Poch has actually been very open in saying that he will pick players who work hard and deliver on the pitch, not necessarily those who have a big price tag. Not sure which part of that isn’t clear to Sissoko.

  • East Durham Mag

    Give him a mop and bucket.

  • Toon Army AZ

    He’s completely mental and clearly suffering from delusions of grandeur. What planet are Sissoko and Deschamps living on?

  • MadMag83

    He’s stuck in the Spurs reserves unless they’re willing to take a massive loss, probably around a £25m one, and if will have to take a big pay cut. That way he might get a move to a mid table French side.

  • Albert Stubbins

    To be fair some of our own supporters suffer from the same problem of not seeing the bleeding obvious. Mbemba played only a handful of games all season despite being available for nearly all the games- he was dropped after some questionable performances at the beginning of the season and no one could work out why he never got back in the team until relatively late on in the season- the saem could be said about Mitro to a degree- why isnt Rafa playing him? The answer is blatantly obvious- In the same way that Poch (sic) doesnt rate Sissoko, Rafa doesnt rate Mitro or Mbemba- he mustn’t- if he did they would have played more games at the business end of the season. Mbemba did his best to change the managers mind and I hope he gets another chance but I doubt it. Sometimes players have to accept that a manager simply doesnt fancy them- a pity for Mbemba but for Mitro and Sissoko the writing is on the wall- Unlike Mitro- Sissoko doesnt seem to give a hoot and consistent poor performances demostrate that Poch. is right to not play him- at least Mitro gives his all- with Sissoko the supporters are probably being short changed as he is capeable of much more- where will he turn up next is the 30 million pound question.

    • Lyle

      Don’t you mean the packet of Haribo and half a stick of chewing gum question ?

      • Albert Stubbins

        for the pair of them?

    • Jimblag23

      Sissoko really doesn’t have much more. He can’t pass, shoot, cross or control a ball consistently.
      He can run and is powerful, that’s it.

      • Albert Stubbins

        he’s capable of much better performances- look at the Euros and his early promise for us- remember the song? “you’ll never beat Sissoko” !!- just because he wasnt giving them for us doesnt mean he isnt capable- he clearly is- his attitude is terrible but he is a much better player than what he has shown of late- we have all seen with our own eyes what he can do when the fancy takes him.

  • Rich Lawson

    Bet Everton don’t look so bad now ?