Sessegnon reveals what Mourinho has told him to work on at Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur youngster, Ryan Sessegnon, has been speaking to the media this week ahead of the match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight.

Jose Mourinho took the young lad with him to the press conference yesterday, which would tend to hint that Sessegnon may be in line for his first-ever Spurs start.

Sessegnon made two cameos under Pochettino before the Argentine was sacked, even featuring in and assisting in a Champions League match against Red Star Belgrade.

The teenager has made one appearance so far under Jose Mourinho after he came off the bench against Burnley at the weekend 15 minutes from the end.

Sessegnon joined from Fulham back on deadline day in the summer transfer window but was kept out with a lengthy injury for months after.

He has now revealed what it is like to be back in the squad and what Mourinho has told him since the Special One arrived in North London.

Sessegnon said (Football London): “As soon as Spurs appointed him, it was exciting. He’s a big manager in the game, he’s won things and as a young player you can only look to improve yourself under him.

“He’s always talking to me, giving me pointers and tips where I can improve. He’s a manager who obviously wants to win things which is one of the reasons why I’m here.

“Really he just sat me down, told me to be myself, told me to be a bit more vocal because I am quite a quiet player and person in general.

“I think he wants me to show a bit more personality, show a bit more of me, show that I want to play, show that I will fight for my place in the team and a lot of strong words really.

“Definitely [a something he must improve on]. 100 per cent. I’m still young myself but I’m someone needs to be more vocal around the pitch, off the pitch and really want to stamp my ability on this game.

“I have to work hard to break through into this team and really show that I can do that. I think it’s a fair point that he’s made, to be honest.”

On life in the squad after injury, he said: “I’ve felt part of it for a few weeks and it’s been good at the moment. We’ve won a few games, there’s a good buzz around the place, there’s a lot of energy in the squad and it’s an exciting time right now and it’s great to be part of it.”

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