Paul Robinson wants teenager to get more chances at Tottenham

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has raved about Tottenham youngster Ryan Sessegnon and has suggested that he would like to see him used more often by Jose Mourinho.

Sessegnon has had very few opportunities to showcase what he could do since signing from Fulham in the summer. However, the 19-year-old has featured more regularly under Mourinho as of late.

With Son Heung-min suspended, Sessegnon has started both of Tottenham’s last two Premier League games against Brighton and Norwich. His performance against Norwich, in particular, was relatively quiet with the youngster showing that he can do a job at left-back as well as further forward.

Robinson admitted that he has been impressed by what he has seen of the teenager and insisted that he deserved more chances. He opined however that Sessegnon would be better suited to playing further forward rather than in defence.

Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson said, “I’ve been impressed with him [Sessegnon]. When he played in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, okay, they got beat and it wasn’t a team performance but it was one of his first starts and he was a shining light.

“Since then he’s been unlucky not to get any chances of a game. I’d have liked to see him play in a three with Lucas Moura and Dele Alli behind Harry Kane, but he chose to play him in a left wing-back position.

“Okay, it’s probably his preferred position anyway but I think he offers more offensively than defensively.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Sessegnon is still quite a raw talent and there is no question that he has a very high ceiling. However, I believe that if he is to become a top player, then his future lies at full back rather than in midfield or as a part of a front three. While he could very well improve in the coming years, the teenager doesn’t have the required quality on the ball to play in an attacking role.

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