Tottenham Hotspur seem to have a bit of a rebuilding act going on at the moment.
While they did have a far-from-ideal beginning to the season, sliding all the way down to ninth place, Spurs have picked up some form since then and played some encouraging football under new manager Jose Mourinho.
However, their hopes of making a strong end to this season suffered a bit of a setback yesterday, when they had to accept a 1-0 loss against RB Leipzig at home in the Champions League round of sixteen first leg.
While their defence had a decent outing, Spurs were clearly outplayed in midfield by the faster German side, Dele Alli in particular being completely shut out of the game.
Their frontline, missing the likes of Kane and Son, did little to alleviate their troubles, completely stifled by a Leipzig defence playing out of its skin and refusing to be budged by anything that was thrown at it.
However, something that is gathering praise from fans all around is the rapidly improving attitude and work ethic of Spurs players.
This was reflected yesterday when keeper Hugo Lloris didn’t look like he wanted to accept his man of the match award, instead looking to improve himself.
One player that seems to have exemplified this attitude is young talent Ryan Sessegnon. The English left back, still only nineteen, was brought into Spurs as a certain future superstar after his fantastic performance for Fulham last year.
He is definitely what the club needs at present, being solid both in defence and as an attacking option down the wings. While he has had limited game time so far, the lad is a hard worker and has never been caught slacking.
And, on a night where Spurs fans were frustrated by Alli’s off-field antics after being taken off, Sessegnon showed the world what an ideal work ethic should be like despite not even being in the squad for the match.
On his Instagram, soon after the game was done, Ryan posted a story of himself in the gym, getting ready to pump it out.
Compare it with Alli throwing a tantrum and the difference between the two could not be clearer.
This sort of attitude will only help Tottenham, considering they have crucial league matches against Chelsea and Wolves in the next two weeks, and it is great to see a young player like Ryan setting an example.