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Ryan Sessegnon performance against Bayern Munich could be bad news for Erik Lamela

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Ryan Sessegnon performance against Bayern Munich could be bad news for Erik Lamela

The teenager was brilliant against the German champions last night.

Ryan Sessegnon made his full debut for Tottenham Hotspur in last night’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.

The 19-year-old netted an equaliser for Spurs in the first half and was a standout performer throughout the contest.

Sessegnon arrived at Tottenham in the summer, costing £25 million from Championship outfit Fulham (BBC Sport).

An injury sustained prior to him joining the club has hampered his progress and Jose Mourinho will have been delighted to have him involved last night.

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Sessegnon operated on the left flank last night. After an energetic performance, the Tottenham boss might see his future there.

If that is the case, Erik Lamela could be the fall guy from the emergence of Sessegnon at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Argentine was in favour at the start of the season. He made 12 appearances in all competitions but has once again suffered injury frustrations.

That might have seen Sessegnon leapfrog him in the pecking order and it could be an uncertain period for the 27-year-old.

 

Although Lamela is predominantly a right-sided player, Mourinho may choose to play Sessegnon on the left and utilise Son Heung-min or Lucas Moura on the right.

Headache

His performance was so impressive that the boss now has a decision to make.

Son and Moura have more significance to the Tottenham team when Lamela is fit. In his absence, Sessegnon has now jumped ahead of him for one of the attacking positions.

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Even if Christian Eriksen was to depart, Lamela would be struggling for game time as a number 10.

Dele Alli has looked sensational since Mourinho took over, whilst Giovani Lo Celso will surely earn a proper chance to shine during his loan from Real Betis.

Lamela has done okay during his time with Tottenham. In 200 games he has scored 32 times and registered 44 assists. He also boasts 25 caps to his name for his country.

With lots of attacking options already in place and now the emergence of Sessegnon, the future could look bleak for the £80k-a-week (Spotrac) ace.

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