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Spurs flop Sissoko admits his future is uncertain after ‘worst season’ of his career

Date Posted,May 29, 2017

Moussa Sissoko wants to know if he is still wanted after Tottenham after the “worst season” of his career.

The France winger was a star of Euro 2016 and moved to White Hart Lane from Newcastle for £30m on transfer deadline day.

But he has started only eight Premier League matches and has failed to score.

And now Sissoko’s agent will meet with Mauricio Pochettino this week to decide his Spurs future – and he will also seek advice from France coach Didier Deschamps.

He told L’Equipe: “I am expecting an honest conversation to know what they want to do, how they see the future with me. From there, everything will be clearer in my head.

Sissoko admits his future is uncertain (Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty)
Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko in action
The Frenchman has struggled at White Hart Lane (Photo: Action Images via Reuters)

“They know I am 28 years old, that I am no longer a kid and I have a World Cup I want to go to. If I am to leave, I hope they won’t pose any problems.

“There is always a bit of hope that it goes better next season. Today, to leave or stay, nothing has been really decided. I am also going to speak to the national coach. He usually gives good advice.

“He knows me very well – his opinion will count. We are not sure about anything. Once again, what I want above all is that everything is clear.

“If the coach no longer counts on me, if he thinks the other players there are better, it is good that he says so. The idea is to know very early to allow – if I have to leave – so my agent can get to work.”

Everton wanted Sissoko last summer – and Inter Milan are now showing an interest in one of the hot properties of last summer’s transfer window.

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Recalled to the latest France squad, he reckons he needs to be playing regularly to play next year’s World Cup in Russia.

“I have fallen from high,” he admitted. “Even if I never said to myself that I would play every game, I was not expecting to play so little. It is the worst season of my career while as a team, it has certainly been the best. It is bizarre.

“We are going to speak with my agent to find the best solution. My aim is to make the 2018 World Cup. If I have another season like this one, even if the national coach appreciates me, it will be logical that I don’t make it.

“It was not a mistake (to come to Spurs). I arrived in a very big club where there was not a lot of movement last summer. I took the game time I was given, I tried to do my best but the coach relied on the same 11 as last year.

“The club finished second so he maybe wasn’t wrong, but personally, I hoped for better.”

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