‘Full of energy’ – Ledley King left impressed by 21-year-old against Team K-League

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Ledley King
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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King admitted he was left impressed by Oliver Skipp’s performance against Team K-League.

Skipp was making his first appearance for the north Londoners since his problematic pubis injury which saw him ruled out of action from January, and eventually had to undergo surgery in America in April, having failed to rectify the issue (Spurs official).

The Spurs academy graduate has plenty of competition for places in the middle of the pitch for Antonio Conte’s side this season with Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and recent arrival Yves Bissouma all vying for a starting berth.

Skipp was handed a start during Spurs’ first match of their pre-season tour of South Korea on Wednesday and was brought off at half-time, ahead of tomorrow’s fixture against Sevilla.

King was asked during his appearance on SpursPlay (01:02:25) about which player had he been left impressed by in the first half of the match: “It has been great to see Skippy [Oliver Skipp] back to be honest.

“He missed a lot of football at the back end of the season and has done really well in midfield.

“For me, he has done really well in midfield, full of energy and breaks things up and is such an important player in the team, especially for defenders.

“Skippy sits just in front and wins the ball back and relieves the pressure.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Skipp has a very bright future in the game and hopefully he will get plenty of chances to impress this season, with Antonio Conte likely to shuffle his midfield options to cope with the demands of trying to compete in the Champions League and Premier League.

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