Pundit claims player yet to receive Spurs debut will be a massive asset

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur once again looked defensively frail after only managing to scrape a draw against bottom of the table Watford.

Spurs fans had to endure one of their worst week’s in the club’s history earlier this month when they were humiliated 7-2 by Bayern Munich and failed to show a response on the south coast after being outplayed by Brighton in a 3-0 loss.

Mauricio Pochettino reverted to a central defensive back three of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez for the visit of the Hornets with Serge Aurier and Danny Rose on each flank.

After being criticsed by Roy Keane for his display for England against the Czech Republic (ITV), Danny Rose had another afternoon to forget in North London when he was caught out of position in the build-up to Watford’s opener.

While Ben Davies is an alternative to Rose at left-back, fans are yet to see what Ryan Sessegnon can offer.

The summer recruit from Fulham has been recovering from a hamstring injury with former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan claiming that the 19-year-old will prove to be a valuable addition to the Spurs ranks.

He told Football Insider when asked if Sessegnon can improve the Spurs side: “Yeah I think he can, that’s why Pochettino went out and bought him in the summer.

“It was grumbling on for a number of years that Sessegnon would be leaving Fulham and Tottenham got in there first and they’ve got a very good young attacking full-back there and he’s a player who is there for both the future and the present.

“They’ll bring him back gradually but when he is fit, he’ll be a massive asset to that team.”

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