Former England international Danny Mills has revealed the plaudits he has for the man who has been arguably Tottenham Hotspur’s most improved player thus far this season.
Since Mauricio Pochettino was not able to sign any player during the transfer window last summer, his current squad was required to be at their best in order for the target of finishing in the top four of the Premier League to be achieved.
Even though there were many stumbles through-out the season, with most of those obstacles coming in the final months of the campaign, Spurs managed to get the job done in the end and now have a Champions League final to look forward to as well.
Much of that success was due to a strong midfield which was surprisingly spearheaded by Moussa Sissoko, a player whom many fans wanted out of the club at this time last season.
For Danny Mills, the Frenchman has done well to show the quality he has this campaign.
“I think Sissoko is now playing in his more favoured position, in a more central role in midfield. When he first came in, he was used as a right midfielder – it didn’t really suit him.” he told Football Insider
“You know, he’s big, strong, powerful, he’s now got that (position) – he’s box to box, up and down, putting in challenges, winning the ball, driving forward, that’s where you want him, that’s what you want him to do.
“Finally he’s been given that opportunity and he’s taken it so I think we’re now starting to see the player that occasionally we saw at Newcastle, maybe not often enough, and you can see now why Tottenham paid all that money for him and he’s now fulfilling that potential.
“I can’t see why he can’t keep that central midfield role. Tottenham have got a lot of injuries in that area, you need strength, you need pace – Eriksen is your free player, if you like. He is your luxury where you go ‘okay, let’s let a couple of people do some of his work so he can just go and
express himself, he can find that space.’
“You understand that as a player, it’s what happens. So yes, I think he can and I think the athleticism that he has, the energy that he has, the ability to break up play and drive forward I think is a huge bonus to Tottenham.”