Sunderland winger Sessegnon warns opposition he still has 'Blanco bounce' up his sleeve

Sunderland winger Stephane Sessegnon has warned opposition defenders he still has the 'Blanco bounce' up his sleeve.

Sunderland winger Stephane Sessegnon has warned opposition defenders he still has the 'Blanco bounce' up his sleeve.

Sessegnon has not pulled off the ‘Sesse Bunny Hop’ in Sunderland colours yet but since joining the club in January he has been delighting supporters and mesmerising Premier League defenders with the rest of his repertoire.

"I’d done that particular trick when I was younger in Africa because I had seen Cuauhtemoc Blanco do it for Mexico in the 1998 World Cup," he told the Daily Mail. "I didn’t really realise what I was doing.

"They (tricks) are part of my qualities as a player and it is always nice to give the supporters a spectacle. It’s not everything but it’s exciting.

"Size isn’t everything so I have adapted my qualities. Only talent and hard work matter.

"When I was growing up we played barefoot most of the time in the street near my home and a lot of the time we didn’t even have a ball so we would use a tin can which would hurt our feet. But that was where I learned to play.

"I learned more from street football than I did in the football schools. That was all I wanted to do. Even when I was at school I played football more than I studied, but I just knew I was going to be a footballer."

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