As per Football Insider, a Tottenham source has sung Ryan Sessegnon’s praises as he produced an “amazing” turnaround in Spurs’ 3-0 win over Norwich.
The Lowdown: Struggling for minutes
Sessegnon has not had the start he would have wished for since arriving at Tottenham in 2019 for a hefty fee of £24.3m.
The 21-year-old has been involved in just 79 minutes of play across two Premier League games this season. The left-sided starlet has suffered from two separate injuries which stagnated his 2021/22 campaign; the longest of which left him out of action for 74 days – missing a total of 14 games.
The youngster made his return from injury in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Leeds, after coming on as a substitute in the latter stages of the second half, but was then sidelined once again as he was sent off in the UEFA Europa Conference League, as the Lilywhites lost 2-1 to Slovenian side NŠ Mura.
The Latest: A big turnaround
Sessegnon came on to in the 22nd minute to replace Sergio Reguilon who suffered an injury on Sunday. Lilywhite Rose insider John Wenham (via Football Insider) was blown away by the Englishman’s performance, saying: “He produced one of the best performances I’ve seen from him after he came on.
“Sessegnon looked like a real option, he was really hugging that left-hand side.
“There was one ball he put in that was right across the face of the goal, unfortunately, no one was there to turn it in.
“That was much, much better from Sessegnon, I was so pleased.
“He was rightly sent off against Mura, I have no complaints with that. But what an amazing response from him.
“Clearly he’s knuckled down at Hotspur Way and I really hope he can build on that now.”
The Verdict: More minutes to come
Following Reguilon’s injury, it is expected that Sessegnon will be receiving more minutes in the upcoming weeks. Even though the former has claimed his issue is not serious, it is surely a warning sign for the manager to rotate the position during the hectic winter period.
Conte will surely use this time to assess the player and decide whether he will be included in his long-term plans.
Former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic likened the 21-year-old to Real Madrid ace Marcelo after previous comparisons were made with fellow Galácticos star Gareth Bale, so there is certainly talent there, but it will be up to Conte to decide if the youngster possesses the full package.
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