According to Football Insider, Yves Bissouma is being overlooked by Antonio Conte at Tottenham due to ‘tactical indiscipline’.
The £25m summer signing from Brighton has only played 180 minutes in eight appearances since his arrival and Spurs fans want Bissouma to get more playing time in a team that has won just one of its six away games this season.
But according to the report, Antonio Conte will ‘continue to leave the 26-year-old until he is convinced’ the midfielder can follow his tactical instructions.
Bissouma had more freedom in Brighton, where he was encouraged to join attacks and operate in a more creative manner. However, Conte wants Tottenham’s two central midfielders to protect the defence and play almost exclusively in central areas.
Bissouma has only started once in the Premier League this season, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur starting on a regular basis. Oliver Skipp returned from injury against Arsenal last weekend, giving the former Brighton man even more competition.
The 26-year-old did make a promising cameo in last month’s 6-2 win over Leicester, but Conte has admitted Bissouma is “struggling” to adapt to his tactics.
Spurs will be up against the player’s former club this Saturday.