Sessegnon has yet to breakthrough at Tottenham
More than two years into his Spurs journey Ryan Sessegnon has played only 14 games for Tottenham with one goal and one assist to his name. Injuries have definitely slowed Sessegnon’s development. In his first season with Tottenham, he injured his hamstring in the preseason.
Ryan had only appeared twice – 15 minutes against Red Star in the Champions League and for one minute against Everton in the Premier League – when the manager that brought him to Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino was fired.
Sessegnon played sporadically under Jose Mourinho, although he did get a full 90 minutes seven times under the Portuguese coach. The next season Mourinho decided to send Sessegnon on-loan to Germany to play for Hoffenheim, where he made 29 appearances in all competitions.
Sessegnon was playing regularly for the full 90 minutes in the Bundesliga for Hoffenheim for all of November and December last season after arriving in mid-October. However, in early January, Sessegnon again picked up a knock missing seven straight matches.
While he played in all but one league game after his return, he only got a full 90 minutes in 5 of his 12 appearances in the league. His production also dropped after the injury, after starting hot with two goals and two assists over those nine consecutive starts from November to early January, he managed only one assist in his 12 appearances after the injury.
This season after some minutes in the Conference League Qualifiers, Sessegnon again got a knock and has not appeared for Spurs since. He was on the bench for two matches in the league early in the season but has missed the last eight out injured. Now back in training with the team, Sessegnon has a new coach, and if he can get healthy, likely a new lease on life at Tottenham Hotspur.