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Owen Hargreaves delivers verdict on Tottenham star Ryan Sessegnon, after red

Ryan Sessegnon was sent off as Tottenham suffered defeat to NS Mura on Thursday – and Owen Hargreaves has given his take on BT Sport.

Sessegnon, 21, has endured a tricky time since completing a move to Tottenham from Fulham in the summer of 2019. He has even gone on loan.

Returning from Hoffenheim in the summer, Sessegnon was a part of the Europa Conference League qualifiers against Portuguese side Pacos.

But he suffered an injury and it has taken him until last Sunday to play again, coming on as a substitute against Leeds. He started on Thursday.

However, the England Under-21 star saw red on 31 minutes after a second yellow. Hargreaves delivered a hopeful verdict on Sessegnon, under Conte.

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“A shame for Sessegnon, he has been out for such a long time,” Hargreaves said. “He’s such a good player, he could be perfect for Antonio Conte.

“The first yellow is needless, the second you cannot make on a yellow. An easy one. He could come good for Conte, but it was a bad night for him.”

Hargreaves on Sessegnon: Conte must have faith in Tottenham man

Thursday’s match was deemed a comeback moment for Sessegnon. He held a pre-match press conference, and will have been raring to go under Conte.

Perhaps, he got himself to hyped up. The first yellow is a pointless one, with midfielders back in place – it was hardly as if Mura were on the counter.

The second one is even worse. In European football, you cannot jump into a tackle like that while on a yellow. He will learn, given he is still only 21.

But Conte must have faith. Give Sessegnon some confidence, fit him at another point if possible. Hargreaves is right, he could be ideal for Conte.

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