‘Beyond his years’ – Norwich City captain hails impact of Spurs’ on-loan Oliver Skipp

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Norwich City captain, Grant Hanley has lavished praise on Tottenham’s Oliver Skipp, admitting that the midfielder is showing maturity beyond his years.

Skipp has been one of the Canaries’ best players this season and his consistent displays have been a key reason as to why Daniel Farke’s side currently sit at the summit of the table.

The Spurs academy graduate has been hailed as a future Tottenham captain by Jose Mourinho and he is certainly showing why the Spurs boss rates him so highly this season.

Some Tottenham fans are convinced that he is going to be a superstar in the future on the back of his performances for the Championship side this year.

Farke’s side are aiming to bounce straight back up the Premier League after their relegation from the top-flight last campaign.

Hanley has admitted the Spurs youngster deserves a lot of credit for Norwich’s success so far this season, admitting that the 20-year-old does a very important job mopping up in front of the back four.

The centre-back told Pink Un: “Skippy’s got experience beyond his years really, he looks like he’s played at the top level for 10 or 15 years, it’s hard to think that he’s still so young.

“I know he gets a lot of credit but then he probably doesn’t get enough sometimes, because he does all the stuff that you love as a centre-half, Kenny’s the same.

“They both have top quality but the ugly side of the game they do so well and I don’t think they get enough credit for that – but they certainly do from us as centre-halves, we appreciate what they do.

“You know Skippy, or Kenny, they’re always going to be there and always going to be in the right position. They read the game so well and it’s their decision making under pressure that’s so good.

“It’s alright being in the right position but you’ve got to have the composure to handle that and the two of them do it so well.

“It’s a massive part of how we play and they deserve all the credit they get for it.”

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We might not need to make a new central midfield signing going by how much Skipp has evolved since the start of the season. With another few months of regular football under his belt, the 20-year-old might be ready to slot in alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for Spurs next campaign.

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