Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has suggested to Football.London that Ryan Sessegnon will start as a winger for him.

Sessegnon, who joined Tottenham from Fulham in he summer transfer window, can operate as a left-back or as a left-winger.

The 19-year-old joined Spurs amid hype and expectation, but the teenager has struggled to make a huge impact at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

There have been injury issues, but the England Under-21 international is now full fit and available.

Tottenham head coach Mourinho has said that Sessegnon will start as a winger under him.

Mourinho told Football.London: “I think Ryan is absolutely fantastic, I have known him since a kid in Fulham. When he comes to the first team in the Premier League it is different to the Championship.

“I think in this moment he is a winger on the left, can also play on the right, can learn progressively and even developing physically, which he is doing. Even last time I saw him and the first time I met him when I came here he is already different physically.

“I think Ryan can play as a left-back. probably the left-back in the last decade was Ashley Cole, in spite of him being from two enemy clubs, but he was fantastic.

“But Ryan has lots of similarities with Ashley, and he can learn how to defend. In the future I think he can be (a left-back) but in this moment he is not ready to play as a left-back.”

Back in action

Tottenham will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Bournemouth at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League.

Spurs will head into the match against the Cherries on the back of a 4-2 victory over Olympiakos at home in the Champions League.

Tottenham have won their first two matches under new head coach Mourinho.


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