Dean Windass reckons that Ryan Sessegnon fits into any system – and expects the youngster to get a crack under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Signed by Mauricio Pochettino just over two years ago, the 21-year-old has endured a difficult spell in north London, making just 12 appearances and only six in the Premier League.
Sessegnon had looked set to get his opportunity under Jose Mourinho 12 months ago, but the arrival of Sergio Reguilon ended his hopes of making a claim for that starting left-back role.
However, a successful loan spell in Germany with Hoffenheim looks to have given the wide man confidence ahead of the new Premier League season.
An injury early on in pre-season forced Sessegnon to miss all of Tottenham’s five pre-season outings, but the former Fulham man has since returned to training and will be desperately trying to impress the new boss, especially with Spurs’ new European campaign getting underway later this month.
Windass exclusively told Football FanCast:
“It didn’t work out for him under Mourinho, so Sessegnon will be delighted a new manager has come in.
“He fits any system. If you play four at the back he can play left-back, if you can 4-4-2, he can play left-wing, if you play 3-5-2, he can play left wing-back, he can play in any system.
“I think Nuno will give him a better opportunity than Mourinho did.”