Moussa Sissoko ’s Tottenham Hotspur woes continue - and now the former Newcastle United midfielder appears to have found another excuse for his poor form.
The Frenchman joined Spurs on transfer deadline day last summer for a staggering £30million, but has yet to score a single goal for the north London club and has provided only two league assists.
And the midfielder, along with his current manager Mauricio Pochettino, have attempted to justify his lack of end product by claiming that it is taking the 27-year-old time to adjust to the differing training and tactical methods at Tottenham.
“My future is at Tottenham and I’m trying to give my best,” Sissoko told beIN Sports.
“I’m trying to learn because I have to get used to a new style of playing in a new team.”
But Newcastle fans know all too well about Sissoko’s indifferent performances.
Until Rafa Benitez arrived at the club with 10 games to go last season, the midfielder offered precious little to Newcastle’s relegation fight.
And, though he showed glimpses of what he is capable of at Euro 2016 with France - a tournament which helped inflate his price exponentially - Sissoko still failed to score or provide an assist throughout.
AC Milan and Everton both attempted to sign Sissoko last summer, and they are rumoured to be interested in acquiring him during the off-season.
Seemingly the grass has not turned out to be greener for the midfielder at White Hart Lane - new training regime, or not.