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Mourinho reveals he was “singing along” to Sissoko chant after Spurs man scored first goal since 2017

By J Smith

Published: 17:32, 1 December 2019

Jose Mourinho has revealed he was “singing along” to the Moussa Sissoko chant after the Frenchman scored his first Tottenham goal in over two years.

Sissoko volleyed home Spurs’ third goal as the Lilywhites earned a 3-2 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, maintaining Mourinho’s 100 per cent record since taking the reins in north London.

Mourinho’s Tottenham turnaround: Five things to know…

  • Mourinho has won all three of his games as Tottenham manager so far.
  • The Lilywhites have scored 10 goals and conceded six during that time.
  • Sissoko scored his first goal in over two years during Spurs’ 3-2 win over Bournemouth.
  • And Mourinho has admitted he tried to sing along to Tottenham fans’ Sissoko chant.
  • Dele Alli also scored another two goals as Spurs climbed to fifth in the table.

The midfielder’s name rang around the Tottenham Hotspur stadium shortly after and Mourinho has spoken of his happiness for Sissoko, as well as admitting he tried to sing along.

“It is a great feeling, it is the best feeling a player can have is at home to have his fans with him, amazing song [Oh Moussa Sissoko], beautiful really,” he told reporters after the match.

“I was singing along, or trying to and it is fantastic for him. The goal is magnificent for him, the action is the same, even Sonny [Heung-min Son] not scoring a goal, two assists and the beautiful cross is half of a goal.”

Tottenham’s back-to-back Premier League wins have seen them rise to fifth in the table, just six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

“It was better for me to score” – Sissoko reveals Aurier bet

After the match, Sissoko revealed a bet he had with right-back Serge Aurier over who would score the most goals this season, with the pair managing just seven goals between them during their time at the club so far.

The France international jokingly admitted he saw Aurier behind him as Son Heung-min crossed the ball and knew he had to get in ahead of the defender to level the bet.

“I think it was better for me to score because at the beginning of the season, we had a bet on who will score more goals,” Sissoko said.

“I saw him behind me, I couldn’t leave the ball for him. It was better for me to score so I did it. Now it’s 1-1, we will keep going like that.”

Sissoko’s goal was his first Premier League strike for Tottenham since scoring against Huddersfield in September 2017, ending a run of 69 games.