#sports activities Antonio Conte would have killed me if I had failed to attain the equaliser, jokes Ryan Sessegnon
Antonio Conte would have killed me if I had failed to attain the equaliser, jokes Ryan Sessegnon after the Tottenham defender felt the wrath of the Italian following a missed likelihood
- Tottenham got here from a aim all the way down to beat Southampton 4-1 on Saturday
- Defender Ryan Sessegnon scored the equaliser with a header within the twenty first minute
- Antonio Conte had been upset after Sessegnon didn’t take an earlier likelihood
Ryan Sessegnon joked that Antonio Conte would have killed him if he had failed to attain Tottenham’s equaliser, his first Premier League aim for the membership.
‘There was a second a few minutes earlier when Dejan Kulusevski cutback and I arrived too late,’ Sessegnon advised Sky Sports. ‘I arrived too late and I knew I may arrive too late the following time.’
The subsequent time, Sessegnon climbed above Kyle Walker-Peters and head one other Kulusevski cross previous Southampton keeper Gavin Bazunu to degree at 1-1.
Ryan Sessegnon scored the equaliser as Tottenham fought again to beat Southampton
‘Five minutes earlier than we had been actually upset with him on the bench,’ chuckled Conte. ‘He has to assault the second publish and discover the best place. Then he scored and we had been happy and celebrated loads as a result of 5 minutes earlier than he wasn’t in the identical place to attain.’
It guarantees to be an enormous season for Sessegnon, who took a private coach to Portugal for per week earlier than pre-season, in a bid to bulk up, finish his harm issues and impress Conte by competing for his place with new signing Ivan Perisic.
This efficiency was a great way to start out. It was not sufficient to stop Conte changing him with Perisic however it earned him a standing ovation as he got here off.
Sessegnon headed a Dejan Kulusevski cross previous Southampton keeper Gavin Bazunu
‘It’s essential that we signed a participant like Ivan Perisic,’ mentioned Conte. ‘We are speaking about an important participant in Ivan, a prime participant, and he can see the way in which to study one thing.
‘Sometimes it is good to deliver into your crew gamers even when they’re a bit over-age. If they’re a very good participant with expertise, they’ll deliver this expertise to enhance younger gamers in your squad. I feel Sess is doing this.
‘I used to be actually happy as a result of at the moment he performed a very good sport. He’s working properly and we’re giving him stability within the bodily side. He has potential however he has to point out it.’
Spurs boss Antonio Conte had been upset after Sessegnon didn’t take an earlier likelihood