Sissoko sought after to in finding common sport time in other places in a bid to spice up his probabilities of representing France on the World Cup subsequent summer.
But the 28-year-old may just now not discover a purchaser and has as an alternative loved an encouraging get started to his 2nd season beneath Pochettino.
After becoming a member of for a club-record £30million on closing date day, Sissoko struggled to alter to existence at Spurs closing time period and made most effective 8 begins in the Premier League.
He has began 4 of Spurs’ six league video games this time period, 4 months after telling L’Equipe he was hoping Tottenham would permit him to leave following the “worst season of his career”.
Pochettino admits he used to be additionally ready to reduce his losses on Sissoko, however is proud of the Frenchman’s contributions to this point this season.
“That is the same for any player that didn’t play too much last season,” Pochettino stated.
“Every participant that possibly wasn’t concerned an excessive amount of in my plans closing season, all of the gamers check out to play extra.
“And I’m so truthful with you, the participant [Sissoko] used to be the primary [one] to transfer or to leave as a result of he sought after to play extra in a season that has the World Cup on the finish.
“But I think maybe that possibility didn’t exist and I was more than happy for him to stay and give him the possibility to play.”