Moussa Sissoko has improved considerably for Tottenham, but did Liverpool miss show he still has some way to go?


Moussa Sissoko has improved considerably for Tottenham, but did Liverpool miss show he still has some way to go?

Tottenham take on Crystal Palace in their first match at their new stadium on Wednesday night and they will hope to quickly bounce back from the disappointment of losing 2-1 to Liverpool at the weekend.

Sissoko reacts after missing against Liverpool

It could have all been so different, had Moussa Sissoko not squandered a chance with the scores level, he blazed over the bar.

Much has been made of his improvement, but was that miss a stark reminder Sissoko still has some way to go?


As the ball flew high into the stands, there were fears it was heading for a back garden somewhere in Kirby – its whereabouts still to be confirmed.

The moment that proceeded Sissoko’s wayward attempt at goal was a visual paradox of the recent renaissance we were led to believe was nearly complete.

Powering forward, ‘only’ Virgil van Dijk stood between Sissoko and glory, a chance to be Tottenham‘s hero and a demi-god in both parts of Manchester.

Sissoko fires over against Liverpool

His ungainly run lacked conviction, you sensed it was never going to end the way it should have long before he received the ball.

The Frenchman always looks confused, unsure if the pass he has just controlled, was truly meant for him, desperate to get rid like a hot rock in a closed fist.

Now he was being asked to define both a match and a season, this was not in his script.