Tottenham news: Antonio Conte trusts 'reliable' Ryan Sessegnon to do a job in the Champions League

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Conte has told the young first-teamers at the club to follow the example of "reliable" Sessegnon who he believes is now a 'reliable' option in any competition, including the Champions League.

Nevertheless, before the player sets his sights on the European clash with Marseille on Wednesday, Sessegnon could earn a recall for Saturday's visit of his former club Fulham.

Last weekend against West Ham was the first time this season Conte has not used the wing-back, who started the opening matches of the campaign with Southampton and Chelsea before filling cameo roles against Wolves and Nottingham Forest.

The 22-year-old has made big strides during the past 12 months and is now viewed by his manager as a trusted option on the left, which is in contrast to Djed Spence, Pape Matar Sarr and Bryan Gil who are of a similar age to Sessegnon.

Conte said: "About Sess, we are talking about now a young player but a reliable player who I can count on for games in the Premier League or Champions League, for every game. "You know very well I try in every game to make the right decision but in that role I am OK because I have (Ivan) Perisic and Sessegnon, two important players.

"He improved a lot and I remember very well since I arrived Sessegnon was another player. Now he is a reliable player and he has great confidence. He is strong physically and improved in his quality and technically. "We are talking about a really good player, a young player that can become stronger but this is the difference between the other young players. "We are talking about a player who played many games and is reliable for every game, not only for tomorrow or FA Cup, for every game he is ready."

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