Tottenham manager Antonio Conte shared an injury update on Ryan Sessegnon immediately after Spurs’ 5-0 demolition of Everton.
The Lowdown: Spurs thump Everton
The Lilywhites ran riot on Monday night, destroying relegation-threatened Everton with a 5-0 win in one of Conte’s side’s most emphatic performances since arriving at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs were dominant from the off, with the pressure leading to a Michael Keane own goal in the 14th minute. Shortly after, Son Heung-Min doubled the score-line before a VAR review ruled Harry Kane onside after the England skipper ran onto to a sublime pass from Matt Doherty.
Keane was replaced at half-time as Toffees boss Frank Lampard sought change in the second half. However, substitute Sergio Reguilon swept home just 41 seconds after the restart, dashing any hopes of Everton pulling back a point. Tottenham’s star striker finalised the result with a stunning volley in the 55th minute, surpassing Thierry Henry in the Premier League goal scoring record books in the process.
The Latest: Sessegnon’s injury
Sessegnon started for Conte’s side yesterday, looking to secure himself regular first-team action under his new boss. However, the left wing-back was replaced at half-time after suffering a muscle issue.
In his post-match press conference, Conte addressed the situation, clearly worried and upset for the 21-year-old suffering yet another injury – he has missed 20 games as a Spurs player with three different muscle problems.
As quoted by football.london, he said:
“Ryan Sessegnon we have to make evaluation tomorrow. I hope nothing serious as it is a muscular problem. I hope nothing serious because every time this player is having continuity of performance and then something wrong or little injury. I hope is nothing serious.”
The Verdict: Blow for Sessegnon, but Reguilon’s back
This injury will come as a huge blow for Sessegnon, who has been on the receiving end of more playing time in recent weeks, having started Spurs’ last five Premier League games.
As a result, he will be gutted if the sustained injury is serious, given the fact that he was amassing a strong run of form, firing in the cross for Keane’s own goal on Monday night.
However, on a more positive note for Conte, Reguilon appears to be fully fit after recently testing positive for Covid-19.
Therefore, if the Spaniard returns to the side in flying form, it may be hard for Sessegnon to regain his place in the starting XI.
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