England U21 manager Lee Carsley believes Oliver Skipp is underrated but insists the Tottenham midfielder will keep on getting better.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a positive start to the campaign for Spurs, appearing in all seven Premier League games so far and starting five of them in the process.
It comes after a successful loan spell away at Norwich City, in which he played a fundamental role in Daniel Farke’s side winning the Championship and promotion back to the top flight.
Skipp is currently on international duty with the England U21 side and is likely set to line up against Slovenia, with manager Carsley highlighting his importance to the teams he plays in.
Carsley believes the midfielder has not yet received the plaudits he deserves but backs him to keep improving and developing his game as he gets older.
As relayed by Football.London, he said: “I wasn’t surprised by how well he did at Norwich.
“I’ve known Oli for a while. He’s very underrated. He’s one of those players that when they are not in the team you notice them.
“He goes about his business really well. Works on his game. I think he’s still got a lot of development to do.
“He’s going to get better, he’s going to get stronger. Physically he’ll improve the older he gets. He has outstanding ability and I’m sure Tottenham see that as we have as well over the years.”
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Everyone involved at Spurs clearly understands the potential around Skipp and will likely see him as a leader in the squad at some point in the future. He has started the season really well, but we need to remain patient and careful with him as he continues to develop.
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