There will no doubt be a contingent of Tottenham fans who are shocked by Mauricio Pochettino’s very public disciplining of Moussa Sissoko – but it’s hard to argue it wasn’t justified.
The France international has done virtually nothing to justify his £30million price tag, with some confusion remaining over who exactly it was that sanctioned the deal.
Pochettino seems furious with the midfielder, leaving him out of his squad for the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea altogether.
Central midfield is quite possibly the area where Spurs have the most options, so Sissoko is going to have to fight hard to turn his career around at White Hart Lane.
Yet, in spite of question marks over his attitude, which have followed him from his ineffectual last season at Newcastle, he is still attracting attention from two top clubs.
According to CalcioMercato, Inter Milan and Juventus are both monitoring his situation in north London, just in case Spurs decide to cut their losses early on their record signing.
Sissoko is hardly the sort of player who can fill the void left by Paul Pogba in Turin, but Juve are considering a number of surprising options.
Inter are also looking for fiery characters to help them out of their early-season slump, and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Pochettino were to let him go.