Ever since Fulham’s loss to Burnley in January, Ryan Sessegnon has been dropped to the bench for the following Premier League matches.
As the Whites have slipped further and further out of touch of safety during that spell, many have criticized the absence of Fulham’s talisman in the starting lineup.
Luckily for Fulham, Claudio Ranieri’s recent comments will instill much-needed confidence in the 18-year-old ahead of the vital match against West Ham United tomorrow.
In comments reported by Sky Sports, Ranieri said Sessegnon could provide the spark needed to revitalise Fulham’s survival charge.
“Now I see him getting better and he has the chance to play,” Ranieri said. “We need some young players who have a new mentality to change the way.”
The reversal of Ranieri’s previous stance towards Sessegnon is excellent news for the Whites, as benching one of Fulham’s brightest stars and fan favourites has harmed both the team and the manager’s popularity.
Although Sessegnon has struggled at times to adapt to the top flight, there is no doubting his tremendous abilities, and he possesses the spark to win a match with his ingenuity.
Fulham fans will be delighted at the prospect of Ranieri trusting Ryan Sessegnon and potentially starting the phenom from the off against West Ham on Friday.