Tottenham Hotspur record-breaking summer signing Moussa Sissoko has admitted that he needs time to settle in and get used to how things are ran at White Hart Lane.
The former Newcastle man joined Pochettino’s side in the crazy hours of last transfer window’s deadline day for £30 million.
The France international have however found it difficult to settle into Spurs’ set-up, a big surprise since he was already accustomed to playing in the Premier League from his time at the Newcastle United.
Last game’s 3-nil drubbing of Hull City was his first start on the back of an impressive substitute cameo against Manchester United in Sunday’s one-nil loss.
Prior to those two matches, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino sounded out a warning to the former Toulouse man, charging him to fight for a place on the starting line-up and justify Tottenham’s outlay on him. With the two impressive outings he seems to be answering the questions asked of him
“For me the manager said what he thinks, forme it was the same,just to come into training and try to give my best. I know what I can do for the team, I know what my level is,” said the 27-year-old.
Much has been said about Mauricio Pochettino’s style of play and Sissoko confirmed it is more physically demanding. According to Sissoko:
“The intensity of the training has been particularly difficult,” adding that “What we do at the training. It was a lot of change. Every manager has his style of training. So now I understand everything.”
Tottenham’s coach has supervised and revived fun memories by making sure Spurs stick to a progressive attacking football. He has also transformed Spurs into a more efficient and effective side since arriving from Southampton and is a little wonder while Tottenham was having Champions League fixtures earlier this season, Manchester United was coasting through unfamiliar waters of the Europa League.