Pochettino gives his latest thoughts on Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso’s availability

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After the Champions League Final defeat to Liverpool and going almost 18 months without a new signing at the club, Mauricio Pochettino would have wanted a breath of fresh air in the squad this summer.

Spurs went out and broke the club transfer record on Tanguy Ndombele, as well as adding Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso to the squad.

Unfortunately, only the former has been able to have any impact on the team thus far this season, scoring two goals in a Spurs shirt already.

With inconsistent and poor performances from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, Pochettino could have done with a fully-firing Lo Celso in his line up over the past few weeks.

Unfortunately, the Argentine picked up a hip injury on international duty after only a few appearances from the bench for Spurs.

Lo Celso still has more minutes under his belt that Sessegnon, who has been out with a hamstring injury since joining from Fulham on deadline day.

On whether the two recruits will return after the international break, Poch said (Football London): “I don’t know. To be honest, I know know because they still haven’t integrated with the group again yet and came from a long period of not playing. We need to be careful. It’s a bit unlucky because as new signings they can provide new energy but we cannot use them from the beginning. Lucky that Tanguy was a small problem and could recover quickly. In the end, it’s a little bit unlucky. This season and that situation when you don’t have luck when you sign a player. You need to wait and wait and wait. But time, the team needs time.

“Like I told you in the past, we started late and started to create that dynamic to be strong and get that result you want. To show the quality you want you need that dynamic you normally have in pre-season but for different reasons we cannot start there and start late. Now we are later in building that situation that is going to help us get the results we want and expect and deserve for our quality.”

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