With his first season in the Premier League under his belt, Ryan Sessegnon will be hoping to finally make his mark at Tottenham when the new campaign gets underway next week.
The former Fulham starlet played just 12 times across all competitions last season, scoring just once and providing one assist – both of those coming in the Champions League group stages against Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade respectively.
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Reports in recent weeks have suggested that Jose Mourinho personally intervened when Barcelona made a surprising enquiry to sign Sessegnon on a season-long loan deal, and there is every expectation that the 20-year-old will be given his chance to shine.
And as if to lay down a marker to Mourinho, Sessegnon scored on Friday night as England’s U21s side dismantled Kosovo 6-0, with Spurs fans taking to Twitter to hail his performance.
I really hope he has more game time this year, he’s going to be class.
— Daniel Davies (@dapper_dan83) September 4, 2020
Next Heung min son
— TangangBuisness (@Tangangbuisness) September 4, 2020
*Jose licking hsi lips*
— Cereal4Real (@nikolaj0302) September 4, 2020
— Josh (@jahayward94) September 4, 2020
What a finish
— Jack Wordsworth (@jack40040854) September 4, 2020
A couple of Spurs fans seemed to send a message to Mourinho urging him to give Sessegnon some more game-time at the club, with one supporter saying he “needs to play”.
HE NEEDS TO PLAY
— jack stauber stan account (@FLAhuberdeaus) September 4, 2020
He’s looking better lately, I think he’ll get game time.
— Daniel Harris (@DanDTP) September 5, 2020
Despite only coming on to play 19 minutes of the game, Sessegnon scored one and made one as he took advantage of a tired back-line.
Whether it’s at left-back or further forward, the 20-year-old will be hoping that Mourinho can give him more opportunities than he did last season, and crucially, he will have to ensure he stays fit.
He missed the opening ten Premier League games of the campaign last year with a hamstring injury, and never seemed to fully recover. His display against Kosovo raises hope that he can hit the ground running this time around.
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