View: Tottenham ace Sessegnon could be in contention for England World Cup spot
Tottenham Hotspur’s form may have been inconsistent in recent weeks but one player who has shined is left wing-back Ryan Sessegnon.
The 21-year-old has usurped Spanish international Sergio Reguilon on that side and has quickly become a mainstay in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up at Tottenham.
Sessegnon has come a long way since joining Spurs in 2019, including a loan spell in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim throughout last season.
This appears to be his breakout year though and when you see him play, you can understand why Conte has put his trust in him.
Sessegnon is the epitome of the modern-day full-back who is more comfortable bombing forward and crossing the ball than they are sitting back and defending for their lives.
His millimetre perfect cross to Matt Doherty for Spurs’ opening goal against Leeds United on Saturday [26 February] highlighted the strongest attribute to his game while his never-ending engine kept him going the other way against Raphinha.
With Ben Chilwell out injured, the March internationals could be a great time to get Sessegnon into the England setup and competing with Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, who has also gone off the boil recently.
He could be a fantastic asset for Gareth Southgate at the 2022 Qatar World Cup and if he keeps playing the way he is, the England gaffer will find it hard to leave him at home in favour of Chilwell and Shaw.
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