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.”