Some Tottenham Hotspur supporters have been reacting to comments made by Ryan Sessegnon about potentially following in the footsteps of superstar Gareth Bale.
The summer signing from Fulham is eyeing a rise similar to that of the Welshman with the north Londoners, having already been compared to the Real Madrid man by fans and pundits.
Bale started out as a full-back, before moving to play in more attacking positions.
The star left Spurs in 2013 for £85 million (BBC Sport), which was a transfer record at the time.
He’s gone on to win 13 major trophies with Real, including four Champions League titles.
Speaking to The Football Daily, Sessegnon said of Bale: “He was one of the players I looked up to when I was younger. He has attributes that I want to add to my game.
“In terms of the attacking mentality on the left flank to run in behind, to dribble the ball, I try to add a bit of that into my game.
“If I could be as great as he has become, then that would be a massive achievement.”
Asked how far off Bale he was, Sessegnon admitted he is ‘so far off’, adding he is still young with a lot of improvements to make.
Tottenham fans react
Sessegnon’s comments appear to have gone down quite well with most Spurs fans, who have hailed his attitude on social media:
More than capable of doing so, just needs to play with a lot more confidence.
— Manny (@Mannythfc) 9 January 2020
Bale struggled at the start to, the sky’s the limit with hard work 👊
— Mourinho fan (@Musathfc28) 9 January 2020
— jack 🍓 (@TanguyTime) 9 January 2020
🤞I really hope so!
— #ENICout (@MattyFrench82) 9 January 2020
Really like this kid very critical of himself in his interviews so far got the mentality to take his game a long way
— Oli (@OliMichael88) 9 January 2020
love his mentality😍
— a #ENICOUT (@springmontage) 9 January 2020
Love the mentality
— 🎄🎄Sebastian🎄🎄 (@SpursySebastian) 9 January 2020
this is what we need
— roc🇦🇺🇮🇹🦦 (@thfcrocco_) 9 January 2020
He has the potential to be better. Love his attitude 💪🏽
— Joe (@BigJC20) 9 January 2020
Love this fella can’t believe I wasn’t 100% convinced on this deal. Brilliant mentality
— 🇮🇱 (@N17yids1) 9 January 2020