Moussa Sissoko says “all the lights are green” in his bid to prove his worth to Tottenham fans after admitting to a slow start to life at White Hart Lane.
The France international joined Spurs from Newcastle United in the summer for £30million after impressing for his country at Euro 2016.
A few doubts were raised over the fee after a number of uninspiring performances for relegated Newcastle last campaign and now the midfielder has only managed four Premier League starts for the north London club this term.
However, the 27-year-old is determined to prove his worth to the Spurs supporters despite listing a number of reasons for his poor performances.
“When I arrived, I felt that my team-mates were aware of the amount of my transfer. I was not just any player, but I ignore all of this,” Sissoko said.
“I was not at the top when I signed, but that’s normal. They all worked well this summer while I had a mini-preparation.
“The suspension fell at the wrong time. In addition, it was something involuntary. Even the opposition player said. I had to work harder than others in training and some double sessions to keep up.
“All that now is behind me. I have come out, grown up. All the lights are green.
“Tottenham is the biggest club I have known. You must convince in every game, every training session. But competition never scared me and the coach is correct.
“It means playing the best players of the moment, for the team, always comes first. If we want to win something late in the season then that is how we can get there.”