Jamie O’Hara claims that Ryan Sessegnon is among the players who should be thrown out by Tottenham Hotspur after their defeat to NS Mura last night, as per his comments to Sky Sports.
Clear out needed?
Sessegnon was signed by Tottenham for £30 million back in 2019 (Independent), but he has struggled to make any sort of impact since his move to North London.
The England youth international has struggled badly for form, with injuries stunting his progress.
Blowing his chance
Sessegnon was finally offered his big chance by Antonio Conte last night though, and he blew it completely.
The youngster started at left-wing back for Spurs but lunged into two tackles and was sent off.
Perhaps, Sessegnon was just too determined to impress – but it was a naive error which cost his team badly.
Tottenham ended up falling to a 2-1 defeat to the Slovenian minnows, which ranks among their most embarrassing in their European history.
And O’Hara now thinks that the time as come for Tottenham to be ruthless with their fringe players, who are continuously letting the side down.
“Ndombele, we paid £60 million, Davinson Sanchez £40 million, Ryan Sessegnon £30 million, Matt Doherty £15 million – we’re talking about £100 million worth of players putting in a performance like that. It’s embarrassing.
“Antonio Conte has to do something and he’s got to do it quickly.
“How many managers have they seen off? Pochettino, Mourinho, Nuno. You think Conte will stand for that?
“Get them out the club. Send them out on loan, do whatever you need to do. Get them out of Tottenham because that was nowhere near good enough.”
Will Sessegnon go?
O’Hara may well get his wish, as Conte suggested after the game that big changes were set to be made.
The Italian boss hinted that some of Tottenham’s players simply were not good enough.
Now, Conte did say that Sessegnon was a ‘great talent’ before the match – so, perhaps, the 21-year-old will be forgiven for his error.
But there are now real doubts over his future at Spurs.
He arguably doesn’t deserve the same level of criticism of some of Tottenham’s more senior players, though.
The likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli were playing for their Spurs futures too, but their insipid performances highlight why they have struggled for game time under multiple managers now.