Opinion: What to do with Ryan Sessegnon?

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

One of the most exciting young English prospects signed for Spurs in the summer and now he is back from injury. The question is, where he is going to play?

At the age of 19, his whole career is in front of him. When playing at Fulham he played at both left-back and left midfield.

However, after Fulham gained promotion to the Premier League he seemed to struggle to make a real impression. Perhaps he will be able to impress more now he is in a better team, but he was certainly far from his Championship form last season.

Ideally, he would play as a wing-back, but this is a formation that Pochettino does not seem to favour this season. He is unlikely to get a game at left-back as Rose and Davies are the alternating options and there are several midfield options ahead of him too.

In the long term, he is the obvious successor to Danny Rose and getting the chance to learn from Rose will prove invaluable to both himself and the team. In the short term, he is more likely to play as an attacking wide player where he can use his pace to get behind defenders.

I think he would be best as an impact substitute to play anywhere on the left and I do not think that Pochettino will assign him one particular position. This will allow him to gain as much experience as possible in both positions and, as all Spurs fans know, Pochettino loves players who can play in more than one position!

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