Mauricio Pochettino praises Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Sessegnon

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham during the Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham v Sampdoria at the  EBB Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Aldershot, England.

Tottenham Hotspur new boy Ryan Sessegnon could make his debut at the weekend.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on April 27, 2018 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to the London Evening Standard that Ryan Sessegnon is a ‘great talent’.

Spurs brought in Sessegnon from Fulham during the summer transfer window, but he has been unfit to start so far.

The 19-year-old has only just returned to Tottenham training, after what has been a frustrating start to life at Hotspur Way.

But Sessegnon is expected to be on the bench for Spurs at the weekend, when they take on Crystal Palace.

 

And Pochettino believes that the teenager has all the ability required to follow in the footsteps of some of Tottenham’s stars.

“Ryan’s season [last term] shows that you can be a very good player, but you need a platform, team-mates and good coaching staff to help you,” Pochettino said.

“Tottenham, I hope, will provide Ryan with that platform.

"It’s the platform that provided for Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks and other players who were very successful in their moment. I hope that happens with him, too, because he’s a great talent.”

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham FC applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Watford FC and Fulham FC at Vicarage Road on April 2, 2019 in London, England.

Sessegnon’s return to Spurs is already a boost, as Danny Rose has not looked particularly secure at left-back so far this season.

Rose’s performances have been called into question, and if he doesn’t improve, an opening may present itself for Sessegnon.

The former Fulham man is also capable of performing in a more advanced role, and if he is utilised from the bench, then that may be where Pochettino opts to use him at first.

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