Clement Lenglet has said that he is delighted to see Oliver Skipp getting plaudits for his performance against Chelsea, admitting that he has been impressed with the youngster’s attitude and hard work in training.
Skipp’s development had stalled over the last 12 months due to multiple injuries and the youngster subsequently fell behind in the pecking order at Spurs.
In fact, it was even reported during the January transfer window that the 22-year-old was open to leaving the club on loan in order to get game time under his belt (Football.London).
The midfielder will be happy that he remained at the club as injuries to Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma have presented him with opportunities to impress, and he has grabbed them with both hands.
Skipp produced a Man of the Match performance in the London derby against Chelsea on Sunday, helping the Lilywhites keep a clean sheet and netting his first senior goal for the club with a superb strike from the edge of the box.
When asked about the Tottenham academy graduate’s goal, Lenglet told the club’s official website: “He deserved it because he’s a hard worker every day, every training session, he’s 100 per cent.
“When you have a player like this in the team you are always happy to see him happy.
“To share a beautiful moment like today, not only a beautiful goal, but also an important for the team.
“He’s had some difficult moments but he’s back with a great attitude, commitment and he’s playing really well, so we’re all happy.”
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It is notable that almost all the Spurs players who have spoken about Skipp over recent days have talked about how hard he works in training and the attitude he has.
Those are the characteristics that help players reach the very top, which the 22-year-old seems destined to do.
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