‘I cannot tell you today’ – Tottenham boss Pochettino admits Ryan Sessegnon uncertainty | Football | Sport


Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted on Friday that he does not know what new signing Ryan Sessegnon’s position will be.

Spurs splashed out £30million on transfer deadline day for the Fulham left-sided youngster.

But so far, they have seen very little of the 19-year-old, bar a few snaps from the club’s social media channels.

Sessegnon is yet to be included in Pochettino’s first-team squad due to a previous hamstring injury which had kept him out of action until June.

Now, the wonderkid is back in full training with the first team, and could be in line to make his debut next week.

He could be included in today’s team to take on Crystal Palace, though it is likely that Pochettino will opt against rushing him back.

But the Argentine admitted that he still doesn’t know the position he will play Sessegnon.

During his time at Fulham, the teenager played in a range of different positions up and down the left side of the field.

Starting as a left-back, he then played left midfield, and started the 2018 Play-Off final at left wing.

And Pochettino doesn’t know yet whether he will force Danny Rose out of the team, or steal the left wing spot from Son Heung-Min.

“I cannot tell you today,” he told a press conference. “We’ll see, because today [Thursday] was the first day he was involved with the whole team and still he’s not had one tactical session with us

“We had six or seven players training in the last week and still I cannot tell if he’s going to play in one or another position.

“We’re going to assess him and see how he adapts to the new club and new level of football.

“From the Championship with Fulham to Tottenham in the Champions League is going to be completely different.

“The good thing is that he has the capacity to play in different positions.

“That’s an interesting quality and maybe he can play in different positions for us. It will be very helpful.”



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