So often the whipping boy, the much-maligned Sissoko delivered in spades this evening with a barn-storming display against the Italian giants, and he even played a crucial part in the game’s only goal.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side won courtesy of a late Chrsitian Eriksen goal, and were put through the wringer by Inter’s sturdy and stingy deep defending.
However, when Sissoko runs at defenders at full-speed, he’s pretty hard to stop:
Relief for Tottenham! Huge relief!
Christian Eriksen keeps Spurs' Champions League hopes alive 🙌
Finish 👊 pic.twitter.com/RscQUFqFTQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 28, 2018
He’s taken more than his fair share of criticism from Spurs fans since his £30 million move from Newcastle in 2016, but Sissoko is finally seeing some appreciation on social media tonight:
Moussa Sissoko, a brilliant world class footballer who I have always believed in, and who Spurs were obviously correct to sign,,
— Kimberly McCauley (@lgbtqfc) November 28, 2018
Moussa Sissoko immense again tonight – strong, quick, full of pressing and attacking, helping create the winner with his directness and vision. His driving runs are so difficult to stop. What a turnaround in his #thfc career. #TOTINT
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 28, 2018
*Sissoko takes a heavy touch and loses the ball in 16/17 & 17/18*
"YOURE SO SHIT YOU FUCKING DONKEY GET OUT MY CLUB"
*Sissoko takes a heavy touch and loses the ball in 18/19*
"UNLUCKY MY SON, GREAT IDEA"
— 8D music stan (@THFCWD) November 28, 2018
I don’t know what magical Buddha Sissoko visited this summer, but he’s been so good lately
— Craig Mitch (@CraigxMitch) November 28, 2018
Sissoko becoming undroppable is a much, much, much bigger Cinderella story than Leicester City winning the league.
— PDX Spurs (@PDXSpurs) November 24, 2018
And what on Earth are we feeding Sissoko at the moment? He’s playing out of his skin, hands down one of our best players over the last 4-5 games… never thought I’d be saying that
— Charlie Flynn (@cflynn123) November 28, 2018
Sissoko fella. You are my king. Supported him from the day he joined. When everyone slagged him off I told them wait and see and you’ll want him over Dier any game of the week and look what’s happening. I love you mate. For me our best player this season. 💙💙💙@MoussaSissoko
— Grovesy (YxngGrease) (@GrovesyV8) November 28, 2018
Also massive credit to Sissoko again who basically set up the goal tonight with that run into the box, unreal how much of a difference he’s made recently
— George (@thestorysospurs) November 28, 2018
I am one Sissoko winning goal against Arsenal away from putting a picture of him on my bed side table#COYS
— Kevin Gower© (@KGower83) November 28, 2018
Could Sissoko become a genuinely big player for Tottenham from now on? Could this be a turning point in his career?