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Sat 08 February 2020, 11:59|Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan Sessegnon admits the support that team-mate Dele Alli has shown him since arriving in N17 has been a massive help for the youngster in settling into his new home.

In an interview first published in our official matchday programme for the visit of Southampton on Wednesday night, our August arrival from Fulham reflected openly and honestly about his first six months at the Club, discussing his relative ups and downs, his eagerness to kick on and even the important role Dele has played in that time.

Having arrived in north London with a significant hamstring injury that he picked up while on international duty with England Under-21s during the summer, the teenager admitted that it had been a ‘tough start’ for him as a Spur as he battled to regain his fitness.

We don’t live too far from each other and we speak to each other a lot. He’s probably the player I’m closest to.

Ryan Sessegnon on Dele

But he revealed that he faced little difficulty as he looked to settle into his new surroundings, partly thanks to our number 20.

“As soon as I came in on the first day, Dele showed me around the whole building,” Ryan explained.

“He showed me around everywhere, told me where everything was in the training ground and so, yes, he’s been a big help for me settling in.

“We don’t live too far from each other and we speak to each other a lot. We’re quite tight - he’s probably the player I’m closest to.

"Obviously everyone has been very helpful to me here, but Dele’s probably been one of the most supportive."