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'He's a very good player': Dejan Kulusevski says there's a 22-year-old youngster at Tottenham Hotspur who he really rates
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'He's a very good player': Dejan Kulusevski says there's a 22-year-old youngster at Tottenham Hotspur who he really rates

Tottenham Hotspur winger Dejan Kulusevski has told the club’s official website that he really rates Spurs youngster Ryan Sessegnon

Kulusevski set up the 22-year-old for his first Premier League goal for Spurs against Southampton on Saturday. 

The Swedish international delivered a brilliant ball to the back post and Sessegnon was there to head past the Saints goalkeeper. 

The Spurs winger was in fine form himself as he registered a goal and an assist, but he has heaped praise on Sessegnon following the win. 

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Kulusevski rates Sessegnon 

Speaking to Spurs Play, Kulusevski was asked about his crossing ability but decided to credit Sessegnon for arriving at the back post

“I don’t know if it’s perfect,” he said. 

“The important thing is that Sess [Ryan Sessegnon] is going to be there and I speak with him a lot before the game to be ready if the ball comes there and then he scored and I’m very happy for him, he’s doing really good and he’s a very good player.”  

Kulusevski may have stolen the show on Saturday with an electrifying performance in Spurs’ 4-1 win over the Saints, but Sessegnon’s display will certainly have pleased Antonio Conte. 

The England U21 international caused Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side serious problems down the left-hand side in an intriguing battle with former Tottenham man Kyle Walker-Peters. 

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The Spurs youngster had a promising end to last campaign as he replaced Sergio Reguilon in Conte’s side and looks to be taking his opportunity. 

He now faces serious competition for the left wing-back spot after the arrival of Ivan Perisic this summer, but the Croatian has been giving him tips and his advice helped him to score on Saturday

Conte now has two brilliant options in Sessegnon and Perisic for the wing-back role in his side. The Italian will be hoping the pair will push each other this season and raise their performances as a result.

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