‘It’s time to win a trophy’: Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko believes Spurs are poised to end drought

France international scored in his side’s 2-0 semi-final win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday

Jonathan Veal
Wednesday 06 January 2021 14:40
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Tottenham's run to the Carabao Cup final

Moussa Sissoko has said it is time for Tottenham to end their trophy drought after they secured their spot in the Carabao Cup final by beating Brentford on Tuesday night.

It is 13 years since Spurs last lifted silverware, but the north London outfit are now just one match away from ending their wait their 2-0 semi-final victory.

Sissoko opened the scoring before Son Heung-min wrapped things up in the second half to book Jose Mourinho’s side a Wembley date with the winners of Wednesday’s semi-final between Manchester City and Man United on 25 April.

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Sissoko been part of a Spurs side that have knocked on the door for trophies over the last few seasons, but the France midfielder believes his side are ready to take their chance this time.

“It’s time to win a trophy,” he said. “I think it’s been the time for many years, but we always missed that kind of opportunity and now we want to take it.

“We have qualified for one final, I hope we are going to win it. There’s still plenty of games before that final and we can still do a lot of things.

“We are still in the race for the league, we’ve got the [FA] cup to play, the Europa League as well and so there's plenty of things to do with the team this season. Let’s believe in ourselves, let’s keep fighting and let’s try to win every game and see what we can do.

“Because we know what type of manager Jose is and what he did in the past, I think the chairman brought him here to win trophies and he’s tried to bring that mentality to the team.

“I will not say we did’t have it before with the old manager, but the team is working a lot on it and he pushes hard every day on it. Now it’s good that we reach the final, now we have to win it.”

Sissoko's opener – a perfectly-directed header – was his first goal since December 2019 and came via his first effort on goal of the season.

The 31-year-old has adopted a more defensive position under Mourinho, but would like to add more goals to his repertoire.

“Of course I would like to score more goals and make more assists, but it depends on the system we are going to play,” he said. “This time it was one system – without the ball I was playing as a No. 6, but with the ball I was higher, another No. 8 with Tanguy [Ndombele].

“That’s why I could be in front and make that run when [Sergio] Reguilon crossed for me and I scored. It’s easier to score when I get in the box than when I play as a No. 6.”

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