Sessegnon talks about the potential of playing in the Champions League tonight

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Ryan Sessegnon may have played just three games for Spurs and only 15 minutes under Jose Mourinho, but he could be in line for his first start for the club this evening.

This comes after Mourinho hinted at the youngster starting by asking him to accompany him to the press conference yesterday.

Spurs play Bayern Munich away from home at 20:00, although there is nothing riding on the match in terms of qualification for the Lilywhites.

Bayern are already guaranteed the top spot in Group B, while Spurs have already secured second. No result tonight can change that.  

Therefore, Mourinho has been granted a sense of freedom to mix the team up and hand starts to youngsters and fringe players if he so wishes.

Sessegnon has already appeared in the Champions League once for Spurs against Red Star Belgrade, even registering an assist.

He looked ahead to the match this evening in his press conference yesterday (Football London): “It’s very exciting. The reason I joined the club is the style of football, they play football how I think it should be played.

“To play in big games, to play with world-class players is a dream really and it can only be good for me to work with new players, new manager, new stadium, big club and it’s exciting times and I just want to continue to play more stuff.

“Champions League nights, big stadium against a big team, it will be exciting for me. It was one of my aims as a footballer of course. If you’re a young player, these are the games that you want to play in. Tomorrow night will be no different.

“It will be another game where I try to play well for the team, hopefully, contribute and get the win as well.

“That was the plan, to come here and play in these big games, it was one of the reasons why I joined and I feel like I’m ready to play in these games and help the team.

“It would be the biggest game I’ve played in, I’ve never played in Munich before.

“That’s the aim in the Champions League [to get to the final again]. We are through to the next round, we want to end the group with a win tomorrow night and then look forward to the knock-out stages.

“We have to see it as just another game, to be honest. We’ll go there and try to win the game. [The manager] hasn’t said too much, we’re focused, we know what Bayern are about and we’ll go there confident and we’ll go there to win the game.”

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