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Pochettino to shuffle the pack for Swansea visit

Sissoko set to get another chance

15 September, 2017 — By Dan Carrier

SPURS will head into a vital Premier League home game on Saturday against Swansea with Mauricio Pochettino having to shuffle his deck.

With games coming thick and fast the manager will offer fringe players the chance to pull their weight – and this could mean a second consecutive Premier League start for heavily-criticised Moussa Sissoko.

He played against Everton last week in a central midfield role and after the match told fans they’d be seeing a much more improved player this season after the £30million signing failed to break into the first team last term – when he put in calamitous performances every time he got game time.

He said: “This season is totally different because I had the pre-season. Last season I signed at the last minute. Now I feel ready. When you start you’re always happy. The manager gave me my chance and I think I did well.”

Meanwhile, Vincent Janssen, who has been shipped out to Turkish side Fenerbahce, says he hopes to return after his loan in better shape. Brighton and West Brom had tried to sign him permanently but he turned down the offers. The deadline-day signing of Fernando Llorente meant that the young Dutchman slipped further down the pecking order. Janssen said: “Last year was not what I wanted, but that was last year. I want to play, I want to improve, and I want to be important for the team.”


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