Sessegnon scoring against Newcastle

Ryan Sessegnon: I was always going to stay [at Fulham]

Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon received a lot of attention from some top Premier League clubs over the summer transfer window.

The main club the full-back was linked with being Tottenham.

 ‘I was always focused on staying and playing for Fulham’

However, Sessegnon has since revealed that he was always going to stay at Fulham, despite interest from elsewhere.

Sessegnon told the Mirror:

“I was always going to stay [at Fulham]. I was always focused on staying and playing for Fulham.

“It’s the one club I know. I feel very comfortable at Fulham at the moment, and just minutes on the pitch. I just wanted to play.”

“We have a good relationship, I have been working with him [Jokanovic] since I was 16 so we have built a good relationship till now and he helps me a lot.

“I think you can see that from my debut season till now, I think I’ve improved and that’s purely down to him and the faith and confidence he’s shown in me.

“The game time [he’s given me]. He believes in me and I repay him with good performances.

“I think long term a left wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation. I think I have a lot of energy going forward with good recovery runs so in a three I’d affect the game more in that formation.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 27: Fulham Manager Slavisa Jokanovic celebrates at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on April 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Sessegnon in the Premier League

Since Fulham gained promotion to the Premier League lasts season, Sessegnon has played a part in all of their league games.

The 18-year-old started their first game of the season as Fulham lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace.

Sessegnon also started vs Spurs as they lost 3-1, but he did manage to assist Fulham’s only goal of the game.

The defender was then a sub for Fulham vs Burnley and Brighton and was once again back in the starting 11 as Fulham lost to Man City and drew with Watford.

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