Paul Robinson says this fringe player could take the spot of first-team star

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Christian Eriksen
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Tottenham Hotspur had far from a successful night in Germany yesterday, although the performance didn’t sink as low as the 7-2 defeat at home against Bayern Munich.

Spurs lost 3-1 in a game that had no influence on the qualification process, hence why Mourinho changed his team to offer fringe players a chance.

Few stood out as class performers on the night, but Ryan Sessegnon certainly stole the headlines when he not only made his full Spurs debut but also netted in the first half.

A fine strike saw the ball fly past Manuel Neuer in the Bayern net, pulling Spurs level at 1-1 on the night.

However, the teenager did appear to grow tired in the second half, although he hasn’t played much football since the end of last season for Fulham.

Ex-Spurs man, Paul Robinson, has now claimed that he thinks Sessegnon could displace Christian Eriksen in the squad to make the position behind Kane his own.

He said (Football Insider): “I thought Sessegnon was a shining light in a poor performance last night and Jose used the game as an opportunity to play young players and fringe players who haven’t thrived.

“The only one who stood out last night was Sessegnon, I thought he looked good defensively, as he was chasing back as well as going forward.

“He got his goal from a brilliant strike and I think he really took his opportunity.

“And I think there’s an opportunity for him to start games and play due to the way Jose plays Kane with three behind him.

“It would be Alli, Son, Eriksen but without Eriksen out of sorts, there’s a real chance for Sessegnon to make that spot his own behind Harry Kane.”

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