Eric Dier has singled out Richarlison and Ryan Sessegnon for praise after the duo made a positive impact off the bench against Nottingham Forest.
Forest proved to be a challenging opposition for Tottenham at the City Ground after they put the visitors under heavy pressure throughout the 90 minutes.
However, thanks to Tottenham’s quality up front and fast breakaways, Harry Kane scored a brace to give his team all three points on the day.
Dean Henderson pulled off a wonderful stop to save a penalty from the England captain, which kept Forest in the match at 1-0, but Richarlison and Sessegnon came off the bench to help Spurs regain control of the game late in the second half.
Sessegnon and Richarlison showcased great dynamism on the left flank after coming on, and the latter even got a crucial assist to his name after the Brazilian crossed with the outside of his boot to assist Kane’s second.
Dier took the opportunity to laud Sessegnon and Richarlison specifically for their impact in this match, also sending a message to his fellow teammates to follow in the footsteps of the Tottenham pair.
Speaking to SPURSPLAY in the post-match interview, Dier said: “Richy [Richarlison] did incredibly well when he came on in the second half, the energy he gave the team. I think to chase down the lost cause and put a great cross into the box for him is fantastic.
“Sess [Ryan Sessegnon] as well, when he came on. We need every single one of us to be able to contribute and it’s going to be so important. Especially now with so many games. Everyone is contributing and everyone is working hard. We need to keep going this way.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Genuine calls can be made for Richarlison to start in the next Premier League match against West Ham United. Son Heung-min is going through a rough patch of form, so perhaps replacing him with the 25-year-old could be the right choice for Antonio Conte.
Sessegnon also enjoyed a solid spell overall, even if he did squander an opportunity at one point. He proved once again on Sunday that there will be heavy competition in the left-wing spot as neither he nor Ivan Perisic can take their foot off the gas.
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