‘I believe in myself’ – Spurs man insists he is the best PL player in his position

Tottenham Hotspur’s Yves Bissouma believes he is the best number eight across the Premier League at the moment.

Bissouma was widely seen as one of the best midfielders during his time at Brighton and many expected the 27-year-old to kick on to the next level following his switch to Spurs last year.

However, the Malian had a campaign to forget in 2022-23, often being overlooked by Antonio Conte, and picking up an injury that kept him out for the majority of the second half of the season.

Right since the start of the pre-season this summer, there were signs that the midfielder would thrive in Ange Postecoglou’s system and that is exactly what has transpired.

Tottenham’s midfield three of Bissouma, Pape Sarr and James Maddison have complemented each other quite well and have helped the Lilywhites dominate proceedings in almost all of their encounters this season.

Yves Bissouma celebrates

Yves Bissouma rates himself as the best in the league

Bissouma is certainly not lacking in confidence, expressing his intention to continue in the same vein and show everyone what he is capable of.

When asked if he is the best number eight in the Premier League, the former Seagulls star told Kick Game: “Yes, I think it is true because I believe in myself. We have to continue with how we have because football is very tough. We have to continue to work and then one day people will see.”

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This sort of confidence (and even slight arrogance) can only be a good thing and Bissouma is not the only Spurs player who has got it, with the likes of James Maddison and Destiny Udogie also playing with a king of swagger that suggests that they believe they are better than everyone else.