“He’s got a great future” – Ledley King praises Tottenham youngster

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino decided to give a start to 18-year-old midfielder Oliver Skipp against Leicester City.

The midfielder produced a tidy performance as Spurs ran out 3-1 winners courtesy of goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen, and Heung-Min Son.

Skipp seemed to be gaining confidence as the game went on in what was his sixth Premier League appearance this season.

He was replaced by Toby Aldereweired in the 70th-minute mark as Pochettino changed Spurs’ system in an attempt to get better control of the game.

The academy product has found himself involved with the first team in recent months due to injury problems in the middle of the Spurs midfield with Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama missing a number of matches this season.

Former Tottenham captain Ledley King said that he has been impressed with the young midfielder’s performances.

Club legend, King was part of Sky Sports‘ coverage of Tottenham’s game against Leicester said Skipp has a bright future ahead of him.

King said: “He’s a tremendous young player. The first time I got to see him was in preseason against Barcelona and that day I was really impressed.

“I’m a big fan of his and for one so young he’s got great maturity, composure on the ball, and he likes a tackle as well.

“He reminds me a bit of Scott Parker who I played with. He’s got a great future ahead of him.”

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