Mixed Weekend of Results for On-Loan Tottenham Hotspur Stars

SINSHEIM, GERMANY - DECEMBER 07: Daniel Caligiuri (L) of Augsburg is challenged by Ryan Sessegnon of Hoffenheim during the Bundesliga match between TSG Hoffenheim and FC Augsburg. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images)
SINSHEIM, GERMANY - DECEMBER 07: Daniel Caligiuri (L) of Augsburg is challenged by Ryan Sessegnon of Hoffenheim during the Bundesliga match between TSG Hoffenheim and FC Augsburg. (Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images) /

While there are more Tottenham Hotspur players on loan than Troy Parrott, Oliver Skipp, and Ryan Sessegnon; as Spurs most notable loanees, we have been following their progress.

One of the tough things about loans is trying to separate the player performance from the team performance. While that has not been a problem for Oliver Skipp as Norwich has been winning often; wins have been more difficult to come by for Sessegnon at Hoffenheim and especially for Parrott at Millwall.  While the weekend proved tough for some teams all three continued to earn valuable minutes and experience that will pay off down the road for Tottenham Hotspur.

Sessegnon Playing 90

Ryan Sessegnon played 90 twice last week for Hoffenheim, although he did have Europa League off, with advancement already assured. A week ago, Monday, Hoffenheim dominated Augsburg in the Bundesliga and Sessegnon was certainly one of the stars on the day. Sess completed 57 of 60 passes (95%), had one key pass and a dribble. Add in five successful tackles – out of 7, six clearances and two interceptions and suffice it to say Sessegnon had one fantastic all around ay at the office in the 3-1 victory.

The weekend brought a different result for Hoffenheim, however. After the entire team was excellent against Augsburg things went south and quickly at Bayer Leverkusen. Leon Bailey had Leverkusen up 1-0 within the first five minutes and then up 2 just past 20. Early in the second half, Sessegnon had a nice moment providing an assist to Christoph Baumgartner to half the lead. However, that was as good as things would get for Hoffenheim.

Leverkusen had reestablished a two-goal lead within five minutes and within 10 the first of two red cards for Hoffenheim sealed their fate. Sessegnon had a couple tackles, an interception and a clearance, but his team struggled to handle Bailey and the Leverkusen attack.

Days like Saturday and the experience Sessegnon gained without Tottenham dropping points should help make his loan a success. At least one hopes so, as Sessegnon and Hoffenheim might again be in for a rough day Wednesday as they host RB Leipzig.

Troy Takes his Tour

Troy Parrott got to start again for Millwall, but things did not go so well for the Lions. Down 3-0 after 20 minutes behind a Duncan Watmore brace, Parrott and Millwall really never had a chance to get going. Parrott did his part over an hour but needed more of the ball in the 3-4-2-1 Christmas tree formation. Troy fought for aerial balls, winning 2 of 6 aerial targets. However, being a target for aerial ball is not going to be his forte at this point in his career.

Parrott never got a shot off on the day as he spent much of his time between the two penalty areas, without really threatening in the Middlesbrough box. A tough day at the office for Parrott and Millwall both but the Lions are back at it today at Bristol City, so maybe Troy finally gets his goal and Millwall gets a much-needed win. While Tottenham fans are likely disappointing not to be getting more positive reports on Parrott overall, the minutes are all golden for a player who is still only 18-years old.

Skipp Continues to See Success at Norwich

Norwich continues to have a great run to start the Championship campaign. Following a loss two Saturday’s ago, Norwich have won three straight and continue to sit atop the Championship table. Oliver Skipp was excellent in his passing on Saturday in a 1-2 win at Blackburn. Skippy completed 90% of his 40 passes.

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No man of the match for the Tottenham man this time, Skipp got more minutes learning his trade at the base of the midfield. Oliver continued to provide strong defensive support in the midfield with a couple interceptions and a clearance. Skipp did even have the ball in the back of the net once but was correctly flagged for offside. Skipp and Norwich hope to continue their run of success Wednesday as they travel to 5th place Reading.

While Norwich is top of the league now, there is a lot of season left and the experience Skipp will gain battling for a league title in the Championship while his home club Tottenham does so in the Premier League will be invaluable for Skipp’s mental development. So far things are going great for Skipp, good for Sessegnon, and are improving for Parrott who we all need to continue to have patience with.