Spurs player disagrees with Mourinho regarding his best position

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Dom Le Roy

Ryan Sessegnon has revealed that he prefers to play as a full-back or a wing-back rather than a more advanced role.

The highly-rated teenager hasn’t had the best of starts to life in North London, owing partly to injuries and a lack of consistent first-team chances.

He has seen more opportunities come his way since Jose Mourinho’s appointment back in November but he is yet to cement a spot in the starting line-up week in week out.

However, as he remains a teenager, there I certainly no rush for Sessegnon as he has much to learn and plenty of time in which to grow.

Mourinho admitted back in November that he has been a longtime admirer of the former Fulham man but insisted that he saw him more as a winger who could operate from either flank rather than as a defender (Football.London).

However, the 19-year-old has now revealed while playing in the Copa 90 ‘Stay Home Play Together’ tournament that he sees himself as a left-back or a wing-back, depending on the system.

When asked where he enjoys playing the most, Sessegnon said: “For me, I’d say left-back or left-wing back. In a formation of a 5-3-1, as a wing-back. Or if we play as a four, I’d play as a full back.”

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I too believe that Sessegnon is likely to evolve into a full-back rather than a winger or a wide-forward. While I think he has the energy to get up and down the pitch and I don’t believe he is good enough on the ball to play further forward. Perhaps Mourinho wants him to mature as a defender before trusting him in the backline.

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