Alasdair Gold has dropped an update concerning Sergio Reguilon ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash against Everton.
In a recent report for football.london, the Tottenham correspondent suggested that Antonio Conte looks set to stick with Ryan Sessegnon at left wing-back this evening, as, despite having now recovered from an illness that has seen him play just 15 minutes of first-team football over Spurs’ last five fixtures, Reguilon will now have to win his starting spot back from the England U21 international.
Regarding who could start at left wing-back this evening, Gold wrote: “Conte appeared to hint to football.london that he will stick with Ryan Sessegnon at left wing-back and that Sergio Reguilon will have to win his place back after suffering a few after-effects from his bout of [illness].”
Considering just how long it has taken for Sessegnon to fully break into the Spurs first team since his £25m move to north London back in 2019, the news that the 21-year-old finally appears to be the club’s first choice in the position is sure to have left the Tottenham Hotspur faithful buzzing.
Indeed, over his 78 minutes on the pitch at Elland Road, the £53k-per-week defender smartly set up Matt Doherty for Spurs’ first goal of the game, made two key passes, two interceptions, one tackle, took two shots at the Leeds goal and won four duels – with these returns seeing the youngster earn a SofaScore match rating of 7.6.
As such, should Sessegnon be able to keep up this level of form going forwards, it would not appear to be an unlikely scenario that the England youth international could go on to become Conte’s first choice in the position over the remainder of the season – an outcome that Spurs fans have now been waiting for for the best part of three years.