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Ryan Sessegnon desperate to do better for Spurs

Ryan Sessegnon admits he's disappointed with his first season at Tottenham.

The summer signing from Fulham made just two brief substitute appearances under Mauricio Pochettino, but has been enjoying an elevated role in the team since Jose Mourinho's appointment back in November.

After last night's FA Cup win over Southampton, Sessegon said: "It was definitely better.

"It's been coming. Every time I go on the pitch I try to be positive and in recent weeks when I've had the chance it's probably been a bit negative. When I came to Spurs, it was tough at the start but I'm starting to find my feet and the more games I play the more confident I am.

"I set my standards very high. Everyone sees that. Perhaps I am a bit hard on myself but that's the way I am. I set the bar very high. Unless I reach those targets I'm not happy.

"To play under a coach like Mourinho is very tactical. He doesn't like to concede goals, so I'm trying to adjust my game in a defensive way as well. He wants me to be aggressive, so that's what I'm trying to do.

"You have to work on it. Over the years I've worked on trying to better myself, working hard in training, analysing my game and stuff like that. It comes with experience of games and stuff."

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