Sessegnon says Tottenham have a ‘killer’ at Spurs training ground
Ryan Sessegnon has told The Sun that Tottenham fitness trainer Gian Piero Ventrone is a ‘killer’ in training at Hotspur Way – but has paid tribute to ‘The Marine’ for helping to become more robust to deal with injuries and aid recovery.
Sessegnon, 22, has been used as a rotation option with Ivan Perisic on the left flank so far. The England Under-21 international has made six of Tottenham’s nine league and cup appearances, starting four times. He even scored.
The left-back is currently in Italy with the England U21 side as they prepare to face the Italians in a friendly. Their matches coincide with the senior team’s UEFA Nations League matches against Italy and Germany during this break.
Sessegnon is in good shape and adapting more and more to Antonio Conte’s style of play. But not so long ago he kept collapsing due to injury. He thinks Ventrone helped him reduce his injuries.
“Obviously, [Ventrone] it is very good. But he’s a killer, seriously. Very intense. The more physical players, where he knows he can push you, he will be on top of you,” Sessegnon said. “My off-season job was to make my body tougher.
“My body can handle it a little better when I’m tired now. That was mainly the reason I went, to build that core strength around the body. From a physical point of view, I am where I want to be.
For Sessegnon, Tottenham coach Ventrone is a killer
The majority of the Tottenham squad will surely agree with Sessegnon. In South Korea, ‘The Marine’ was seen putting Spurs players through their paces – putting them through a grueling long run, over and over again.
In front of 6,000 fans, he saw Son Heung-min collapse and England skipper Harry Kane vomit. But it has to be said, Kane looks better than he has ever looked. With Spurs in Europe, fitness and recovery ability are absolutely crucial.
While the tactical masterclass that is Conte guides Spurs towards a potential title chase, Ventrone could be his secret weapon. Improving player fitness and making them less injury prone gives Spurs a very real chance.
In other news, Newcastle must now pay £52m for a player they could have had for just £11m