Tottenham midfielder Sissoko reflects on ‘amazing night’
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The Frenchman impressed during the curtain-raiser at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against Crystal Palace
Moussa Sissoko was delighted Spurs were able to give their fans a victory in the club’s first match in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Crystal Palace managed to shut out Mauricio Pochettino’s side until the 55th minute when Heung-min Son found the net via a deflection and it was a unforgettable moment for everyone inside the ground.
Tottenham wrapped up the win late on when Christian Eriksen fired home from close range and it ensured they moved back up to third in the Premier League.
Before kick-off, a touching opening ceremony took place and Sissoko admitted all in all it was a wonderful evening.
He said: “For me and the team it was amazing. We were waiting to play in this amazing stadium and we got the opportunity to play here and we wanted to do well in front of our fans.
“I think it was an amazing night and the fans were behind us from the beginning and we played well and controlled the game.
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“We didn’t concede so many chances and we scored some goals, so it was an amazing night and hopefully we can keep going now because the last five games have not been easy for us.
“But like we always say, we will not give up until the end of the season and we will see where we are.”
Spurs were five games without a league win ahead of the visit of Palace, but returned to winning ways in front of 59,215 spectators.
The honour of scoring the first Tottenham goal in the new stadium went to Son after he had been impressively found by Eriksen and it was a moment he cherished.
Sissoko was pleased for the South Korean, he commented: “I was very happy when Son scored because first of all it was the first goal of the game and that gave us the advantage.
“It’s always fantastic to celebrate with a team-mate when they score and I was close to him so I enjoyed celebrating with him.”
Tottenham will hope it is the first of many efforts they celebrate in the new 62,062-seater venue between now and the end of the season.