Alasdair Gold has said that Bryan Gil and Djed Spence will both get some minutes over the coming months and it is up to the pair to prove to Antonio Conte that they deserve to be playing more regularly.
When Tottenham snapped up Spence from Middlesbrough in the summer on the back of his breakthrough season on loan at Nottingham Forest last season, some Spurs fans would have hoped the youngster would be the answer to the club’s problems at right wing-back.
However, the 22-year-old has only had a few minutes of action so far this season, with Conte continuing to show faith in Emerson Royal.
Earlier this month, the Spurs boss praised the England Under-21 international for his attitude in training since arriving at the club but he admitted that the youngster needs time to adapt to the demands of top-flight football (Football.London).
Meanwhile, Tottenham allegedly blocked Gil’s loan move to Valencia in the final days of the summer transfer window as the North London club could not bring in a replacement for the Spaniard (Domingo Ortiz).
Despite their lack of game time so far this season, Gold believes both players could have a part to play at Spurs.
When asked if Gil and Spence will get chances this season, the journalist responded in a Q&A on Football.London: “At the moment, they’re young players developing and there for squad depth, who will get their chance if they work hard and catch Conte’s eye.
“Personally, of the two, I’d have let Gil go out on loan and brought someone else in because I think he needs game time the most.
“Spence has never played top-flight football so half a season at least spent learning what it’s all about is no disaster. They will both get minutes. It’s down to them to grab any chance they get to gain more.”
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I am not sure Gil will get too many opportunities and I expect the winger to be loaned out in January. I believe that Spence might get the nod to start in the Carabao Cup and it will be up to the 22-year-old to demonstrate that he is ready to make the step up to playing regularly.
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