Monday, 6 June 2011

Let's talk about Sess baby

Silky Sessegnon was on international duty on Sunday, but despite his brace for Benin, he couldn't prevent his country from losing unfashionably 6-2 to the Ivory Coast. Didier Drogba and Newcastle target Gervinho both scored twice to help The Elephants cruise to victory in the Benin capital, Cotonou. However despite the loss, Sessegnon starred in his 37th outing for his country, and added his 6th and 7th goal, the first being particularly good, as he took it on the chest and half volleyed past Boubacar Barry in the Ivory Coast net. Sess' second goal came from the penalty spot, a trait that he looks to have perfected.
Sessegnon - Benin

As much as I think Sessegnon is a fantastic player, and a key one for Sunderland, I fail to see where he fits in next season. With Bruce talking about signing a big target man to play alongside Gyan, there'll be no need for an attacking midfielder to play in behind. You could also play him on the wing, and he did so early on in his Sunderland career, but it wasn't until he was moved into a more central, free-roaming role that he really excelled, finishing the season with a respectable 3 goals in 13 appearances. I don't think the wing suits his style of football, although with a run of games there, he could prove me wrong.

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