Moussa Sissoko (right) insists Tottenham can win the Premier League this season (Nigel French/PA)
Moussa Sissoko (right) insists Tottenham can win the Premier League this season (Nigel French/PA)

Moussa Sissoko insists Tottenham can end their trophy drought by winning the Premier League.

Spurs head into the weekend’s Premier League fixtures five points behind leaders Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who welcome Leicester to Wembley on Sunday, have a game in hand on City.

“If people want to talk about Liverpool and Man City then it’s better for us,” France midfielder Sissoko said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.

“For me, I prefer that. It means we can just do our job. We will fight to the end and anything can happen.

“And, yes, I think we can win the league because we have a good team.

“There are 13 games to the end so there are a lot of points left. But each game will be massive and hopefully we can win every one of them.”

Spurs have not won a trophy since lifting the League Cup under Juande Ramos in 2008.

Last month’s defeats in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, to Chelsea on penalties, and to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup three days later has reduced their trophy options this season.

But Spurs have defiantly remained in the title race despite the loss of key men Harry Kane and Dele Alli to injury, winning their last three league games.

They are also still in the Champions League and play the first leg of their last-16 tie, at home to Borussia Dortmund, on Wednesday.

“We can see that we are not far from winning something,” Sissoko said.

“It is only small details that we are missing. What are those small details? I don’t know but we need to find the solution.

“I think we are capable, we have the team to win, everything is here to win and we just need to keep working and fighting. That is the only way.”

The Frenchman has blossomed this season after a tough start to life at Spurs following his arrival from Newcastle in 2016.

He admits it was not easy for him at first, but believes he has grown both professionally and personally at Tottenham.

“I think people expected me to succeed straight away because I came here for a lot of money and because I had done well at the Euros in 2016,” Sissoko added.

“But that did not happen. In football and also in life people want results straight away.

“I am very happy with what I have done from the beginning of the season because I can say that I have come back from ‘far’.

“I can also say the level here is higher than it was at Toulouse and Newcastle, the competition for places greater and I have become a better player. Not just a better player, a better man.”

Press Association





Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here