Tottenham midfielder Yves Bissouma was recently sent off against Nottingham Forest.
The North London outfit picked up a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest, but the suspension of Bissouma will come as a major disappointment for the London club.
The midfielder was handed a straight red for a poor tackle and he will now serve a four-match ban after picking up his second red card of the season. In addition to that, the midfielder will then join up with his national team for the African Cup of Nations.
Tottenham will be without their key midfielder until February and the development will certainly come as a blow for Ange Postecoglou.
According to journalist Alasdair Gold on the ‘Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham’ podcast, the Tottenham manager will be unhappy with the player privately because of his rash challenge against Nottingham Forest. The midfielder will have to be more careful with his aggression and tackling in the future.
“I’m sure he’s unhappy with Bissouma privately, he must be.
“The guy is such a talented player and he’s missed so much football for Spurs and he’s going to have by the time he returns in February.
“Especially because he sees him as someone who is so integral in this number six role in his squad.
“In his words, ‘it is what it is’, but I don’t know whether it should be what it is, I think they should be doing better myself.”
There is no doubt that Bissouma is a key player for the north London club, and he has established himself as an indispensable asset for Postecoglou. Tottenham are missing a defensive midfielder of his quality in the squad and it will be very tough for them to replace him.
It remains to be seen whether Tottenham can cope with his absence in the coming weeks and grind out important results until the midfielder returns to action once again.