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Sessegnon inspired by Chelsea duo in bid to revive Tottenham career

Yan Sessegnon is hopeful Thursday’s game against NS Mura can ‘kickstart’ his Tottenham career after returning from another frustrating spell on the sidelines.

Antonio Conte has said Sessegnon will make his first start since August in the Europa League Conference game, with Spurs needing a win to reach the round of 16.

“For me it’s huge, a chance to really start my career because it’s a very interrupted situation since I’ve been at the club for various reasons,” said Sessegnon, who joined Spurs in the summer of 2019. spent last season. on loan to Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and has now played under four different managers.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to play. When I was at Fulham I was young, I played every game, people talked about me. In football things don’t always go the way you do. There are ups and downs. This could be my chance to really start here and move forward. I am very relaxed about the situation and looking forward to the future.

“I hope I’m done [the injuries]”he added.” I feel a lot better right now. There are some situations where I have to deal with the load in my hamstrings, but it’s behind me and I just can’t wait.

“Of course it was very difficult, everyone knows that. People very close to me know how it affected me a little bit, but in terms of confidence, I think it’s behind me now. It’s a time when I really need to kick in and show what I can do.

“I never thought about leaving Spurs for good. I knew I would have to go on loan, which I did and came back with a lot of confidence and then got injured again.”

Sessegnon thinks the left-winger role in Conte’s 3-4-2-1 system is “perfect” for him and he takes inspiration from Chelsea pair Ben Chilwell and Reece James, who are releasing some eye-catching numbers for them. goals and aids. season.

“The roster is perfect for me,” said the England Under-21 international. “The left-back is where I feel most comfortable. That’s fine with me. When I started at Fulham I was left-back and I was pushed further. When you combined both and that I can play as a fullback is perfect.

“Chilwell and James are doing very well offensively and defensively for Chelsea this season – every chance they get into the box, score goals, get assists. It’s something I love to do too. I thank them. , they’re playing really well right now in a system similar to where we’re playing where for me I can get into the box, score and create chances.

Ben Chilwell and Reece James racked up goals and assists for Chelsea

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