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Moussa Sissoko insists he's happy at Tottenham

Moussa Sissoko says he's happy at Tottenham.

The former Newcastle United midfielder struggled to make an impression early on but underwent an unexpected transformation, now one of the first names on the teamsheet.

"In my head, I knew I could do it," Sissoko told Sky Sports. "I knew my quality - if Spurs signed me, it's because they had seen it in my past.

"Maybe I just needed some time; when I arrived, the team was performing already and nearly fighting for the title. It was a strong squad, so to come and play straight away is not easy.

"It's an amazing feeling now, it's totally different to being someone who is not playing much, coming on in the last 10 or 15 minutes, to being someone playing nearly every game. I don't think too much about the past now."

"I fought for it, I totally deserve it," he added. "Now I need to keep going and working to not relax and say ok I've done it, I can be calm, I need even more.

"People will expect even more from me, that's normal. I'm trying to fight every time, starting in training and in games, and I try to give 100 per cent to myself and the team."

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