Journalist Oliver Young-Myles has suggested that perhaps Ryan Sessegnon could be in contention for England’s World Cup squad.
Sessegnon has gone from strength to strength since Antonio Conte’s arrival at Tottenham and the youngster has had a strong start to the season, continuing to get plenty of starts despite the arrival of Ivan Perisic in the summer.
The 22-year-old was favored over Perisic against Brighton on Saturday and he put on a resolute defensive display while consistently serving as an attacking option on the left for Tottenham.
Sessegnon rightly picked up player of the game price as Spurs came away with a hard-fought 1-0 win from the Amex Stadium.
The Tottenham man has been a regular for England Under-21s in recent years but has yet to be called up to the senior squad.
Young-Myles praised Sessegnon on the back of his display against the Seagulls and suggested Gareth Southgate should take a closer look at the youngster.
The reporter gave the former Fulham man an eight out of ten and wrote of his performance on Inews: “Chosen Doherty with a seek cross and provided plenty of energy down the left flank, particularly in second half as he led Brighton’s defence.
“With Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell struggling for minutes, perhaps Sessegnon should come into Gareth Southgate’s World Cup thinking.”
Boosts web opinion
Left-back is arguably England’s weakest area at the moment, with neither Ben Chilwell nor Luke Shaw getting regular playing time at club level.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Southgate start Kieran Trippier at left-back in England’s first World Cup game.
However, I don’t see the England manager making any big changes to the team so late, and so Sessegnon would probably have to wait until after the World Cup to get his chance.
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