England U21 manager heaps praise on Tottenham’s Ryan Sessegnon

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Ryan Sessegnon

Harry Kane was on fire for England last night in their EURO 2020 qualifier against Montenegro as he bagged a first-half hat-trick, while Harry Winks also started in midfield.

However, Spurs are also being represented within the England U21 squad this week as Ryan Sessegnon was called up for the first time since his injury.

Sessegnon moved from Fulham to Spurs in the summer transfer window while already being injured, and only returned to training a few weeks ago.

The teenager’s Tottenham career is finally up and running though, as he made his debut against Everton in the Premier League, before recording his first assist in his Champions League debut against Red Star Belgrade.

England U21 manager, Aidy Boothroyd, has heaped praise on the young man this week, stating that the team value him a lot and the manager himself thinks highly of him.

Sessegnon will now be looking to push on and become a starter for Spurs, as well as forcing his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans.

Boothroyd said (Standard): “The fact he is 19 and pushing hard to get into Under-21s starting team shows how much I think about him and how much we value for him in the system.

“He had a tough year in the Premier League, playing in different positions under different managers. That makes a difference.

“In terms of the whole year, pre and post Euro tournament, it’s been a really successful year.

“I think we’ve got over 10 players into Gareth’s senior squad, which is what we’re here to do.

“If we’ve got an England senior team that’s getting beat every week, and an Under-21 team that wins every tournament it goes into, we’re in the wrong business and we’re doing the wrong things.

“From Under-15s through to the senior team we all know the only team that counts in terms of winners is the seniors.”

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