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“Will keep me in the team” – 22-yr-old reveals what Conte has asked of him

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Tottenham defender Ryan Sessegnon has opened up about a chat he has had with manager Antonio Conte regarding his future.  

The young defender has revealed that Conte wants him to be more effective going forward and getting more goals and assists will keep him in the starting line-up. Sessegnon believes that he was impressive defensively last season but he needs to improve offensively.

“To be more effective. Defensively last season I think I was very good. You can always improve on that as well but my aim this season is to score more goals and more assists,” he said to Football London. “More goals and assists will keep me in the team so that’s my aim.

“Before I signed at the club I was scoring a lot of goals at Fulham so I just want to get back to that this season. My aim is to play many games for Spurs. To get through the season strong and play many games. Then we’ll see what happens after that.”

The 22-year-old can operate as a left-back as well as a left-winger and he was quite impressive going forward during his time at Fulham.

The youngster is currently working hard to improve on the physical aspect of his game and he has vowed to add more goals and assists next season. He also revealed that summer signing Ivan Perisic has been helpful with tips to improve his attacking game.

Defender Sergio Reguilon is expected to leave Tottenham before the summer transfer window closes and it would be fair to assume that this is a massive opportunity for Sessegnon to nail down the starting left-back spot as his own.

It will be interesting to see if the youngster can add more end product to his game and get over his injury issues in the upcoming season.

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Park Lane
Park Lane
1 month ago

Unlike the options at RWB – all traditional players in the role, at RB, or both – the left side duo have a bit more flexibility.

Perisic was by trade a wide-forward, and a very good one at that. He is extremely two-footed and could not only play instead of Sessegnon at wingback, but also Son from the left or Kulu from the right.

Sessegnon has also played as a wide forward. Left-footed, but that disallowed finish with his right was excellent

judge
judge
1 month ago

Like one or two other signings , Sess has found the ‘step up’ to the Prem a little more difficult than he expected . Moving from a lower club in the Prem to a high level side proves that . You cannot believe that the same Jack Grealish plays for City , not saying he isn’t a very good footballer but he is far from the real influence he was at Villa .
Thats why you have to be so careful in your transfer ‘wants’ , Sess still has lots to do but he’s in good hands – like so many others at Spurs .
Gil , Scarlett , Devine , Spence , Parrott and probably a half dozen more may or may not make it at this level , its a massive step for all of them but one or two will and if they go the way of Kulu or Cuti …………wouldn’t that be marvellous ??? C O Y S !!!!!!!!!!!1

kwakspur
kwakspur
1 month ago
Reply to  judge

Grealish is a 40m player at best, however city dress it up, they wasted big money on him. They may regret letting Sterling go.

They look more like a one man team now with Haal up top.

N_F
N_F
1 month ago
Reply to  kwakspur

I see it completely differently tbh.

Haaaland will be the focal point of their attack, but it will enable Grealish, De Bruyne, Gundogan and Foden to be even more dangerous – much like us with Kane, they’ve now got someone to target and more options to scare defenders.

I think you’ll see much more potent Grealish because of this.

East Stand.
East Stand.
1 month ago
Reply to  kwakspur

Grealish, Sterling etc are typical English players. Good in patches and massively overhyped, Sterling is probably more effective because of his pace, Grealish might be a good technical attacker but compared to this around the rest of the world I doubt he’s even in the top 10…

East Stand.
East Stand.
1 month ago
Reply to  judge

We signed Sessingnon after a year of no signings, it’s taken him over two years to start games. LoCelso was 22 untried in the Premiership as was Wobblybelly, that was the extent of the ‘rebuild’, just those three.

That transfer window was an utter joke, no wonder it was the final straw for Pochettino. I wish Sessingnon well but week in week out, staying injury free over several seasons? I remains to be seen if he can achieve that at the top level…

Last edited 1 month ago by Easty
East Stand.
East Stand.
1 month ago
Reply to  judge

Kulusevski and Romero aren’t English and cane via Juventus. I see no correlation between the development they’ve achieved and what one might expect of some half decent academy kids and Spence. Young English players rarely make good on their early promise, the ones that do stay in the England team for years because it’s so rare. You’re dreaming…

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

He should have scored one against the Saints. Poor first touch and slow in taking his shot.. He gave KWP time to get across and make the block…
A lot of hope for Sessy though still only 22 years old.

Average Joe OED
Average Joe OED
1 month ago

We must have watched different matches. I could have sworn I saw him beating KWP to a scoring header from a Kulusevski cross, and scoring another just into the 2nd half only to be ruled offside. He looks much physically stronger and bigger to me this season.

I did see KWP block one of Sessegnon’s shots, but I believe Sessegnon won the battle for most of the match. That yellow card foul was rough – glad KWP was able to play on. Sessegnon just bigger and faster than KWP.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

LOL.. Fair points man, I forgot he scored the first with his head! 🙈
That tackle was rough it was studs up. Another ref could have given a red.. A yellow was about right though.

Average Joe OED
Average Joe OED
1 month ago

Sessegnon seriously looks to me like he spent a good portion of the summer in the gym on a whey program. He looks stronger, more barrel-chested, thicker legs, more confident of running through a body check instead of getting knocked off the ball. Left last season as a boy, came back this season as a man.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Yeah he does look bigger.. Average male stops growing at 18, and developing at 21…… So at 22 years old now this was probably his final step of development….. Some develop fully by 18 years old, some take until 23 years old….. Footballers do lift weights but they don’t go for strength and bulk like bodybuilders, they focus on speed and endurance… Its highly unlikely Sessy has been on heavy weights. Any young athlete these days in all sports are taught to stay clear from weights before they’re fully developed because they can damage ligaments, tendons, bones and can also curve their spines and stunt their growth.

Average Joe OED
Average Joe OED
1 month ago

— Which is probably why I am built like a broken down wrestler. 😉

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

LOL

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