Ryan Sessegnon has had a fairly uneventful first season at Tottenham following his move from Fulham last summer.
After recovering from a hamstring injury which he suffered on international duty with the England Under-21 side which kept him out of the early part of the season, he has managed to get some games under his belt following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
While he has shown glimpses of his physical and technical attributes, it is fair to say that the 20-year-old still has some way to go before sealing his place in the side.
The England under-21 international has been used as a left-back, an attacking wing-back as well as on the left-wing.
The youngster currently has players ahead of him in the pecking order both at left-back as well as in more attacking roles.
However, it looks like he is clear on the areas of his game he has to improve on to cement a place in the starting eleven.
When asked during a Q and A session on Spurs’ official Twitter account, what part of his game he was most focussed on improving, Sessegnon said: “The part I want to improve the most would be my aggressiveness off the ball.
“Tackling, getting close to people, stopping shots and crosses.
“In the flip side, I want to improve my crossing in attacking areas as well. (I want to deliver) more efficient crosses.”
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Based on that answer, it very much sounds like Sessegnon sees himself as a left-back rather than in a more attacking role. I also believe that he has the attributes to develop into a top full-back but I do not think he is good enough on the ball to play further forward on a regular basis.
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