Alasdair Gold has revealed he has been told by people at Tottenham that they have noticed a big difference in Oliver Skipp since he returned to the club for pre-season training.
Skipp outperformed expectations during his loan spell with Norwich in the Championship. The 20-year-old showed maturity beyond his years at Carrow Road, not only mopping up expertly in front of the back four but also helping to start attacks from deep.
The Spurs academy graduate will be hoping to build on his performances last campaign and stake a claim for a regular place in the starting eleven under Nuno Espirito Santo this season.
Skipp started Tottenham’s second pre-season game against Colchester last week and showed glimpses of his undoubted quality both in and out of possession before being withdrawn at the interval.
Gold revealed that some people at the North London club have noted that the youngster now appears much more confident after his spell with the Canaries.
The journalist said on his YouTube channel (as quoted by TBR Football): “Oliver Skipp, he was superb (against Colchester). Speaking to people about him, and they feel there is a real difference in him.
“He’s come back from Norwich where he was a key part of their Championship winning team and he’s come back a much more confident guy.
“He is sure of his status and value in the team and on the pitch and off the field [he’s improved].”
Spurs Web Opinion
Skipp is essentially like a new signing for Spurs and I expect the midfielder to play at least 20 games next season, particularly given our involvement in the Europa Conference League. Let’s hope he takes the confidence he gained at Carrow Road last campaign into the new season and makes a good impression on Nuno.
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