Ryan Sessegnon has told Tottenham Hotspur’s official website that he found joining the club difficult because of his injury, but is now revelling in being involved with the senior squad and pulling on the Spurs shirt.
Sessegnon, 19, made his second appearance for Tottenham on Wednesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s side earned just their fifth win of the season in all competitions – beating Red Star Belgrade for a second time, in Serbia.
After playing for the final seconds of Tottenham’s draw with Everton on Sunday, Sessegnon was given the chance to help Spurs see out the last 15 minutes of the match – and he made an instant impact, laying on an assist for Christian Eriksen.
A £25million (BBC) signing from Fulham, Sessegnon has endured a difficult start to life at Spurs through injury – preventing his debut for the club until November. He said that the issue made it difficult when joining Spurs.
“It’s good to be back,” Sessegnon said. “It wasn’t easy coming to the Club injured and I’ve had to work hard to get to where I am now but credit to the medical staff, they’ve brought me back and now I’m raring to go.
“Every opportunity I get, I want to take. I’m grateful to the manager and to the players who have all welcomed me to the Club. I just want to keep repaying them with good performances.”
TBR’s view – Should Sessegnon start against Sheffield United?
A start in the Premier League is perhaps a bit too soon for Sessegnon, but Wednesday’s cameo against Red Star is certainly a big push in the right direction. A substitute appearance on Saturday is surely in the offing for Sessegnon.
Son Heung-min is likely to start again as Spurs look to secure back-to-back wins against the Blades for the first time this season. Giovani Lo Celso scored his first goal for Spurs, and he could start again.