Ryan Sessegnon has denied rumours that he could head out on loan this season and vowed to battle for a place in the Tottenham line-up under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Sessegnon, 21, spent the last campaign on loan at German club Hoffenheim in a bid to bolster his first-team experience and register more minutes under his belt.
The England U21 international earned plenty of game time during his spell abroad, notching 23 appearances for the Bundesliga side which included 17 league starts, while scoring twice and assisting on three occasions.
Upon his return to North London, Sessegnon faces stiff competition on his side of the field, with the likes of Sergio Reguilon and Ben Davies also vying for the left full-back role.
Sessegnon started for Tottenham in the disappointing 1-0 defeat against Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League play-off first-leg.
The tenacious youngster admitted that while it is going to be a challenge to nail down a starting spot, he is looking forward to the internal competition and dismissed reports of another loan move this season.
Speaking to Alasdair Gold of football.london, he said: “No, not at the moment, I don’t think so. I’m just really focused on doing my job here at Tottenham.
“There’s competition everywhere in the team, but like you said, three good players in one position at left-back and it’s good for everyone involved.
“It pushes everyone to their limit. Everyone wants to be playing but only one can play at a time. Everyone is ready for the challenge and that’s what’s in front of us at the moment.”
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It hasn’t happened for Sessegnon at Spurs yet, but he is still at a young age and has plenty of time remaining to be a success in north London.
Should Nuno elect to switch to a back three at any point this season, though, Davies could be used as the left centre-back, while Sessegnon and Reguilon can alternate as wing-backs.
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