Pochettino opens up on Ryan Sessegnon injury – don’t expect to see him too soon

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a number of new boys to bed into the squad at the start of this season, which is a welcome change from the beginning of the last campaign.

As every Spurs fan will remember, not so fondly, Tottenham went an entire season last year without signing a single new player.

However, Jack Clarke, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, and Ryan Sessegnon were all bought before the deadline this summer, strengthening Pochettino’s squad.

While Jack Clarke went back out on loan to Leeds United, Tanguy Ndombele has already featured and scored for Spurs in the Premier League, on his debut no less.

Lo Celso will likely be involved in the squad sooner rather than later, but it could be a bit of a wait before Tottenham get Sessegnon out on the pitch.

Pochettino has revealed that because they do not know Sessegnon, his body, and his injury history as well, they want to be extra careful with his recovery.

This sounds like a smart call, especially after Spurs were hampered with so many injuries last season.

Poch said (Football London): “We will see. We don’t know Ryan so that is why we need to be careful with and him and of course Dele Alli after his background over the last year with injuries we need to be careful too. It makes no sense to take a rash decision with them, we need to be sure that they are completely fit. Not only that they have the OK from the medical staff to train but after to assess with our sports science. Being fit to compete is different to fit for training. That is so important to be careful with two players, it is only the start of the season and we cannot afford to make mistakes. There is no point taking risks for one week or two weeks.”

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