You’d think Moussa Sissoko might want to keep a low profile right now.
The France international is two games into a three-game ban for violent conduct, having appeared to elbow Bournemouth’s Harry Arter during a 0-0 draw earlier this month.
To add to that, the midfielder hasn’t exactly lit up White Hart Lane since his £30million – we should add, joint-club-record – move from Newcastle in the summer. There’s no denying he’s got potential, even if he rarely showed it for Magpies last season, but he still needs to live up to it if he’s going to make an impact in North London.
On Deadline Day, it was rumoured that Sissoko had actually switched off his phone to avoid being called by Everton boss Ronald Koeman, which he denies.
Yet, he knows how to rub the Toffees up the wrong way regardless.
“Why would I have joined Everton? Spurs are a bigger club,” he says, via the Mirror.
“When I saw on the TV or in the news that I was in Everton or that I was supposed to sign for Everton. All of that was total rubbish.
“They wanted me at Everton. I didn’t hear anything else. Tottenham came in next. In my head it was clear I absolutely wanted to sign for them.”
If that’s true, it marks a remarkable turnaround from the summer, when he admitted he was a huge Arsenal fan, but he’s known to be a little erratic – on and off the pitch – so we’ll leave it at that.