Former Fulham manager Salvisa Jokanovic has sent a message to Ryan Sessegnon after the Whites’ youth graduate netted his first Tottenham goal in midweek.
The 19-year-old finished emphatically at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night when Spurs travelled to Germany to face Bayern Munich, and the man who gave him his professional debut was quick to send his congratulations.
Writing on Twitter, Jokanovic said simply: “Well done @RyanSessegnon!!”
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Sessegnon made his Fulham debut back in the summer of 2016 under the Serbian as a 16-year-old, going on to become the first player born in the 2000s to score in a first-team game when he netted against Cardiff City.
In the following three seasons he amassed a total of 120 appearances, scoring 25 goals and assisting 18 more, including 15 as he helped Fulham back into the Premier League in 2018.
However, last summer he was finally sold with Spurs coming in for him but it is clear from last night that many fans still feel a real connection with him since.
This is brilliant to see from Jokanovic as it shows the real care he had for the players at Craven Cottage during his tenure.
It continues to look like a huge mistake to have sacked him when they did as well. The Serbian knew the club perfectly and played exciting football.
It is clear that a lot of fans still feel that way as well but they have to get behind Scott Parker now and hope their former midfield maestro can get things back on track himself.