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Sissoko now loving life at Spurs

Happy man: Moussa Sissoko had a difficult start at Spurs
Happy man: Moussa Sissoko had a difficult start at Spurs

By Andy Hampson

Moussa Sissoko admits he has come a long way since joining Tottenham and is feeling "very happy" ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Sissoko has earned plaudits for his performances this season after playing a crucial role in Spurs' unprecedented run to the final, which takes place in Madrid on Saturday.

The 29-year-old France international arrived from Newcastle in 2016 for £30m but struggled to make an instant impact in north London.

However, Sissoko admitted at yesterday's press conference that he feels pleased with his performances this campaign, making 29 appearances in the Premier League and featuring nine times in the Champions League.

He said: "Since coming here I've always tried to give my best.

"You know the beginning wasn't easy for me but sometimes when you move teams you need time to adapt with new systems and new players.

"This year has been good and I am very happy with that and I can keep going."

Spurs will be playing in their first Champions League final ever when they face Liverpool on Saturday.

A stunning comeback in the semi-final second leg against Ajax secured their place in Madrid, with Sissoko beginning the move which ended in Lucas Moura completing his hat-trick in Amsterdam.

Tottenham suffered two 2-1 defeats to the Reds this season in the Premier League, but Sissoko insists his team cannot focus too much on Liverpool going into Saturday's final.

"The Champions League is another competition and we know Liverpool have had a great season," he added. "They will be ready for it, especially because they lost (in the final) last season. But the most important thing is to think of ourselves, not too much about the opposition."

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