‘Sissoko is basically Paulinho! Poch is searching for the receipt!’ Tottenham and Newcastle fans react to Moussa Sissoko’s first start
Moussa Sissoko made his first start for Tottenham on Sunday, following his deadline day move from Newcastle.
The French midfielder was signed for a £30 million fee, with many eyebrows raised when confirmation of the deal was announced.
Consistently poor performances for the Magpies had many believing Sissoko was not a Premier League-level footballer, and even though he played well at Euro 2016, the fee paid seemed excessive.
The 27-year-old had made two appearances off the bench prior to his first start against Sunderland on Sunday, and even when given a full 90 minutes to show his skill, the Frenchman hardly impressed.
Tottenham fans (and gleeful Newcastle supporters) took to Twitter during the game to react to Sissoko’s showing, and we collect some of the best responses below…