'Fantastic feeling' for Sessegnon after Euro debut
Thu 07 November 2019, 12:46|Tottenham Hotspur
Ryan Sessegnon said he lived a childhood dream in Belgrade on Wednesday.
It’s been a long time coming for our fans waiting to see the talented left-sided player in a Spurs shirt but, after the briefest of cameos in tough circumstances at Everton last weekend, the former Fulham youngster came on for his first significant taste of action for the Club during our excellent 4-0 away win over Crvena zvezda.
To cap it off, he even supplied the assist for Christian Eriksen’s late goal.
While it wasn’t technically his Spurs debut, his appearance off the bench at the Rajko Mitić Stadium did mark his first ever Champions League outing – something he was thrilled about as he reflected on an eventful night on the continent.
“It’s my Champions League debut – one of my childhood dreams,” he smiled. “It’s a fantastic feeling, something I’ve always wanted to do and to come on and assist a goal is perfect.
“It was a very hostile atmosphere but as soon as we got the ball down and started playing, we showed the quality we have in the team and 4-0 is a convincing win.
“I wanted to come on and impact the game, whether that was a goal, an assist or nice touches and nice play and thankfully I did that, so I can use that as a boost for the forthcoming games.”
Ryan’s protracted introduction to the team following his move from Fulham occurred after a hamstring injury picked up with England Under-21s over the summer wiped him out for the opening months of the season. Following his appearances against Everton and Red Star, the 19-year-old thanked our backroom team for helping him along the road to recovery.
“It’s good to be back,” he said. “It wasn’t easy coming to the Club injured and I’ve had to work hard to get to where I am now but credit to the medical staff, they’ve brought me back and now I’m raring to go.
“Every opportunity I get, I want to take. I’m grateful to the manager and to the players who have all welcomed me to the Club. I just want to keep repaying them with good performances.”