'Well played': Graham Roberts thinks 21-year-old was superb for Tottenham today
On Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ryan Sessegnon delivered arguably his best display in a Spurs shirt so far.
The 21-year-old has had his fair share of ups and downs at Tottenham, and struggled against Burnley in midweek.
With Sergio Reguilon available again, Antonio Conte could well have opted to bring the Spaniard back in.
However, the Tottenham boss kept faith with Sessegnon, and it proved an inspired decision against Leeds.
The £25million man helped Spurs open the scoring at Elland Road, bursting towards the box to set up Matt Doherty.
Sessegnon then played a part in the build-up to Tottenham’s third goal, and had several opportunities to get on the scoresheet himself.
Spurs legend Graham Roberts took to Twitter to praise the Spurs gem:
Admittedly, Sessegnon has had several instances of bad luck at Tottenham.
He was the fall guy against Wolves, getting subbed off for tactical reasons, and the free kick he conceded for Burnley’s goal was harsh.
Prior to that, Sessegnon had several spells out with injury whilst at Spurs.
However, Conte is clearly a big fan of Sessegnon and has a lot of faith in the youngster.
“Sess in my vision has all the possibility to become an important player,” football.london quotes him as saying.
“First of all he is young and has in front of him a lot of years.
“He is strong physically and fast, has a good engine, a resilience.
“He has good quality. Sometimes I think he feels a bit of pressure.
“But with me he played important games, against Liverpool, against Chelsea, against City. It means I trust him.”