Moussa Sissoko: Tottenham happy with Jose Mourinho

Posted Wednesday, April 08, 2020 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Moussa Sissoko: Tottenham happy with Jose Mourinho

Mourinho's time at Tottenham

Jose Mourinho's fairly short stint in the Tottenham dugout has been rather mixed.

The Portuguese tactician kicked off his Spurs stint with a 3-2 victory over London rivals West Ham, though the Lilywhites did look fairly weak defensively in that tie, and nearly blew their lead.

But while they struggled at the back vs the Hammers, Tottenham as a squad appeared to be lifted by Mourinho's arrival.

The north Londoners would pick up victories in four of their first five league ties under the ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss.

However, after a brief upturn in results, Spurs' form would take a dramatic turn for the worse. Before the season was curtailed due to COVID-19, Tottenham were on a six-game winless run.

This stretch saw Spurs knocked out of both the FA Cup and Champions League, with their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League having also taken a huge hit.

Moussa Sissoko: Tottenham happy with Jose Mourinho
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 26, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Moussa Sissoko on Mourinho

But while six games without a win is pretty poor for one of the 'big six' clubs, Mourinho and co. have been dealt some terrible injury luck this year.

Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko, two integral members of Tottenham's squad, have been out of action since January.

Heung-min Son, meanwhile, arguably Tottenham's second-biggest attacking threat behind Kane, has also been sidelined since mid-February.

Spurs' injury woes would then worsen in early March, when winter signing Steven Bergwijn picked up an ankle injury vs Burnley.

The Dutchman would subsequently miss the capital giants' 2nd Champions League round-of-16 clash with RB Leipzig.

So, whilst some of the blame for Spurs' poor form should, of course, be put on Mourinho, it's hard to argue that Tottenham's terrible injury luck didn't play a role in that winless run.

And now, Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has spoken out in support of his new boss.

The Frenchman stated in a recent interview that Spurs are happy with Mourinho, who Sissoko claims has brought a 'freshness' to the club:

"We're happy with Mourinho. He brought a new freshness.

"We aren't going to spit on what Pochettino did, he brought the club to a new level, but now our future is Jose Mourinho." As quoted by the Evening Standard.

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