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Tottenham team news: Mauricio Pochettino hints at long-awaited Sessegnon debut

By J Smith

Published: 16:28, 1 November 2019

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted summer signing Ryan Sessegnon may finally be nearing his Tottenham Hotspur debut.

The 19-year-old made a £25m-move to Spurs from Fulham over the summer but is yet to make an appearance for the Lilywhites thanks to a hamstring injury sustained while on international duty with England U21s.

Could Sessegnon feature against Everton? Five things to know…

  • Sessegnon joined Spurs from Fulham in the summer.
  • The 19-year-old arrived with a hamstring injury and is yet to play so far.
  • But Pochettino hinted that he could be in the squad to face Everton on Sunday.
  • The Argentine did also stress that Sessegnon will need time to fully regain his fitness.
  • Sessegnon was the first 2000-born player to score in the Premier League.

But Sessegnon is now nearing a return and, speaking at a press conference ahead of Spurs’ trip to Everton this weekend, Pochettino revealed the teenager will make his long-awaited debut very soon.

“We’re assessing all the players this weekend,” he told reporters.

“We have tomorrow a session and then travel to Liverpool and we’ll see if he can be involved.”

Pochettino did state that regardless of when he returns to action, Sessegnon will need time to truly recover from his injury and get up to speed.

“He’s there, I cannot say that he’s complete in the way that we can say we trust him to play 90 minutes,” he added.

“We have a big squad, it’s difficult to give the possibility, but he’s still young.

“He needs to work hard, he had a long period of injury, but for sure he is going to get an opportunity to play in the future.

“He came from Fulham with a massive injury, we are working hard to try to give the level.

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“Always when you have a squad like we have, a big squad, you need to wait for the opportunity and be ready.”

Spurs have won just three of their 10 Premier League games so far this season and find themselves languishing in 11th place.

They face an Everton side this weekend bereft of confidence themselves having only picked up just three wins and 10 points themselves, leaving them in 16th place in the Premier League.