Pundit reveals what Ryan Sessegnon has to do to impress Mourinho and get game time

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Dom Le Roy

Former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills believes that Ryan Sessegnon has to be consistent if he is to win Jose Mourinho over and get more opportunities at Tottenham next season.

Sessegnon has not had the start to life in North London that he would have hoped for after joining from Fulham in a deal worth £25million last summer.

The 20-year-old did appear to be making some progress prior to the lockdown as he got a few games under his belt but he failed to feature for a single minute after the restart.

This has led to speculation that the England Under-21 international could be loaned out as he is frustrated at the lack of opportunities (Telegraph).

However, Jose Mourinho is said to have blocked attempts from several clubs to sign Sessegnon this summer (Athletic).

The wide man started for Spurs in their pre-season friendly win over Ipswich Town on Saturday and opened the scoring with a well-taken goal.

However, Mills believes that the youngster still has a lot to do to prove to Mourinho that he can be relied upon.

When asked about Sessegnon’s prospects of game time next season, the pundit told Football Insider: “He has got to prove that he is reliable.

“That is always the case with younger players. You get a move because of your ability but it is then about doing that week in, week out. He has to be consistent.

“You have got to be seven or eight out of 10 every single week. Managers do not like inconsistency. The manager needs to find a level of trust in a player. If Sessegnon can find that consistency then he will play.”

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It was apparent on Saturday against Ipswich that Sessegnon had bulked up considerably over the summer. Perhaps, Jose and the coaching staff want to iron out a few rough edges in his game before trusting him to start matches. With our involvement in four competitions next season, one would presume that the former Fulham man will get chances to prove himself.

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