Mauricio Pochettino admitted he would prefer Ryan Sessegnon to stay with Spurs during the international break and Not link up with England Under-21s.

The winger, 19, joined Tottenham from Fulham for £25million in the summer but has had his season hampered by a hamstring injury.

He finally made his first-team bow for Spurs last Sunday, coming off the bench for the final minute at Everton.

The teenager got another brief run-out at the end of the 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade after replacing Son Heung-min.

And his 16 minutes of first-team action was enough to convince Young Lions boss Aidy Boothroyd to call him up.