Jose Mourinho reveals why Ryan Sessegnon was not in squad against Everton

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Tottenham Hotspur managed to grind out a 1-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League last night, just sats after their embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United.

However, while young left-back Dennis Cirkin made an appearance on the bench under Jose Mourinho, Ryan Sessegnon was nowhere to be seen.

The ex-Fulham man has been used extremely sparingly since Mourinho joined Spurs back in November 2019, with the teenager having been signed by predecessor Pochettino.

Ben Davies appears to have nailed down the starting left-back spot, while Heung-min Son is the primary left-winger. However, with five substitutes possible per game, Sessegnon may have been hoping for some minutes from the bench this month.

Mourinho has now confirmed that Sessegnon is not injured and that leaving him out of the 20-man squad was a tactical decision. The Spurs boss then expanded on the wealth of young talent he has in his squad at the moment.

He said (Football London): “No, not injury. He’s working with us for a couple of weeks but I thought you’d ask me why Dennis Cirkin, 18-years-old. is on the bench. It’s a very positive thing. I like Dennis very, very much, he works really hard.

“To have the opportunity of so many players on bench is very nice and for him to feel like he is an option, like Harvey White was on the bench against Manchester United and Skipp on the bench almost every match. I think it’s also important for the young guys.”

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