‘Good one-v-ones’ – Nuno speaks about ‘talented’ new signing Bryan Gil

Bryan Gil
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Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Nuno Espirito Santo has been talking about one of his first North London signings, Bryan Gil.

The Spanish winger only just linked up with the Spurs squad at Hotspur Way a few days before the club’s Premier League opener against Man City. This is because Gil was competing with his nation at the Tokyo Olympics.

Gil certainly gave a good account of himself in the Olympic final, smashing a shot against the bar from the edge of the box, but he ultimately finished with a silver medal.

Spurs signed Gil from Sevilla for £21.6m this summer in a cash-plus-player swap deal, with Erik Lamela going the other way (Sky Sports).

Nuno was asked about the youngster in his first press conference of the Premier League season today and he had plenty of nice words to say about him.

He said (Football London): He’s young, very talented. We saw him before we brought him but very talented player. Very good one-v-ones.

“He needs time. He needs time not only because of his age but the way he plays football.

“He’s going to face the toughest competition in the world in the Premier League, where are the best players, the best defenders.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Gil looks to be a very exciting player but not one for this season I don’t think. I imagine he will be an impact sub and cup/Conference League player in the main. He is more of a signing for the future than one to propel Spurs up the table immediately.

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