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Tottenham Hotspur: Gold makes behind-the-scenes claim involving Sessegnon and Conte

Tottenham Hotspur: Gold makes behind-the-scenes claim involving Sessegnon and Conte -Tottenham Hotspur News

Writing for football.london, reliable reporter Alasdair Gold has made a behind-the-scenes claim involving Antonio Conte and young defender Ryan Sessegnon.

The Lowdown: Sessegnon rarely-used…

Since his arrival from Fulham in the summer of 2019 for £25m, it’s safe to say that Sessegnon has been rarely seen in the Spurs starting XI.

Two years on from his blockbuster move, a combination of injury issues and a spell on loan at Hoffenheim last season has seen him make just four Premier League starts in total (WhoScored).

He is yet to start an English top flight game for Spurs this season, with all of his nods coming in the Europa Conference League (WhoScored).

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However, Sessegnon did come in to replace Sergio Reguilon midway through the first half of Tottenham’s 3-0 weekend win over Norwich City after the Spaniard picked up a knock, attracting praise for his brilliant display hugging the left touchline.

The Latest: Conte a ‘big fan’ of Sessegnon…

As per Gold, writing for football.london, Lilywhites boss Conte is a ‘big fan’ of the 21-year-old and has even backed him behind the scenes, explaining away his recent red card against NS Mura and putting it down to ‘youthful exuberance’.

The former Inter Milan manager apparently ‘believes’ in Sessegnon, who has ‘all the attributes’ to shine in the role that Conte has mapped out for him at Hotspur Way.

The Verdict: Crucial weeks ahead?

Following a return from his hamstring problem, we believe that the England under-21 international could certainly reignite his Spurs career under Conte and kick on to become a regular in N17.

Lauded as ‘outstanding’ and a potential ‘£50 million player in the making’ by former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan (Football Insider), his potential was there for all to see during his time across London at Craven Cottage.

The left-wing back could be tailor-made for Conte’s 3-4-2-1 formation, as he displayed against Norwich, coming on to offer a real threat going forward coupled with solidarity at the back when required (football.london).

At such a young age, Sessegnon will arguably only get better, with the only concern being how often he can stay fit and firing under his new manager.

In other news – Talks ongoing: Spurs in contact to sign ‘incredible’ £29.9m man, club open to temporary move…find out more here.


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