Player Watch: Ryan Sessegnon

tiger666

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Really interested to see where he develops for us.

I‘d argue he’s a better left midfielder but feel he’s more likely to get chances at left back with Son in front of him.
Has a decent shot and is left footed. I'd like to see how he does as a right sided attacking mid, cutting in ala Bale.
 
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What he also has is a great eye for goal almost a bit of a poacher like Dele. Nearly all his championship goals were near on tap ins. But makes it very interesting if we actually buy a LB. Because if we do, that then totally blocks him there. Either way to have a player so versatile that can cover the whole of the left side is very handy for the squad.
 

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What he also has is a great eye for goal almost a bit of a poacher like Dele. Nearly all his championship goals were near on tap ins. But makes it very interesting if we actually buy a LB. Because if we do, that then totally blocks him there. Either way to have a player so versatile that can cover the whole of the left side is very handy for the squad.
Like all good strikers he has no fear in front of goal and seems to have that extra bit of time which is so dangerous for opposition defences. The exact opposite in fact to Sissoko.
 

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What he also has is a great eye for goal almost a bit of a poacher like Dele. Nearly all his championship goals were near on tap ins. But makes it very interesting if we actually buy a LB. Because if we do, that then totally blocks him there. Either way to have a player so versatile that can cover the whole of the left side is very handy for the squad.
As far as our full backs are concerned I felt the high press worked with Rose and Walker. But the full backs since have either been nothing like them or nowhere near as good.

I'd like to see us move to full backs who primarily defend and only get forward on occasion. This would give the midfield and wingers more reign to attack.
 

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This signing has very much gone under the radar due to his lack of mins but i think its clear to everyone he will be a big part of our future going forward, whether thats from LB or LW we shall see, hopefully he gets a start before the end of the year
 

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Has a decent shot and is left footed. I'd like to see how he does as a right sided attacking mid, cutting in ala Bale.
Not sure he has the close control and technique to excel on the right (though I could be wrong).

If he continues to develop physically I can see him becoming an outstanding left wing back, which is handy for us.
 

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Really excited about him. Hope he gets more than enough minutes. Against park the bus teams he should be in pole position to start at LB to have an additional attacking threat on the pitch. Neither Davies nor Rose are too helpful in these matches.
In other games where we expect to do more defending I would happily use him as a super-sub-Left Winger.
 

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Has a decent shot and is left footed. I'd like to see how he does as a right sided attacking mid, cutting in ala Bale.
Eventually maybe, but Bale developed as he did because he had the chance to perfect each aspect of his game organically then add a new dimension at the right time. Well done ‘aitch! First burning people on the outside then linking up with teammates to get in behind, then popping up where least expected and getting on the end of crosses, then dropping into pockets and varying his play, so on so forth.

Let Sessegnon master using the tools he currently has before asking him to start using new tools in my opinion.
 

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Poch's full backs spend a lot of time up the pitch in attacking areas so I could see it working.
I can see Sessegnon being utilised as a left back playing high up the pitch against teams that like to drop deep against us. If we get our needed centre back replacement bang on the money, as well as a defensive midfielder who can shift it into a 3 man defensive unit whenever our fullbacks are up high, I really feel he could offer something fantastic. For me it depends on how exposed we want to risk ourselves against a certain king of oppositon but I'd say anyone in the bottom half of the table, especially at home would probably allow us sufficient space to have a high pressing attacking left back to help squeeze that space for others.

I occasionally wonder if the kid we have signed Clarke from Leeds United could offer that long term on he right side for us as well.
 

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With his attacking ability, will it be a waste to play him in defence as a LB?
I think it mostly comes down to what benefits Spurs. If we have top talent like Lo Celso, Sonny, Kane taking up those places will Sessegnon possibly be a bit part playing WF or will he become a potential mainstay at the back. It's all about where we can get the most out of his and the other guys qualities all at the same time.
 
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