While the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose, and Harry Winks were called up to the senior England squad again this week, one Spurs player had to make do with the U21 side.
Ryan Sessegnon was called up to Aidy Boothroyd’s latest squad for the upcoming internationals, despite the fact that he has not started a single match for Spurs this season.
Sessegnon joined Tottenham from Fulham back on deadline day in the summer transfer window, but was injured even when he signed.
The teenager recovered from his injury a few weeks ago and has been fighting to regain his fitness and impress Pochettino ever since.
Sessegnon made his debut in the dying seconds against Everton at Goodison, before being given 15 minutes away to Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League where he recorded his first assist.
However, the last thing Pochettino will want is for England to push him too hard and send the youngster back injured again.
England U21 boss, Aidy Boothroyd had this to say (Daily Mail): “It’s a trust situation. He is a big player for us, so we work together, make sure we get him fit and keep him fit.
“The trick is to be open and honest. We look after them. The fact he is 19 and pushing hard to get into the Under 21s team shows how much I value him.
“I don’t ask managers how long I should play players. I’ve been around long enough to know that.”
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