‘I do like him’ – Pundit thinks 22-year-old is not good enough for Spurs yet

Gabby Agbonlahor has said that Tottenham are crying out for reinforcements in the middle of the park, insisting that Oliver Skipp is not good enough to play for the club.

The injuries to Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur meant that Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had to start every game in the final few months of the campaign until the Mali international returned to fitness for the last two matches against Brentford and Leeds United.

Spurs struggled to pick up results during that run, eventually finishing in eighth place, with Skipp and Hojbjerg both coming in for plenty of criticism.

Oliver Skipp
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Reports over recent days indicate that the Lilywhites are expected to enter the market for another central midfielder this summer (Evening Standard), which some would argue is a priority, given that doubts have been raised over Bentancur’s availability at the start of the season.

Agbonlahor singled out Skipp as the issue for Tottenham in the middle of the park, stating that the Spurs academy graduate is not good enough to start every game.

The former Aston Villa striker told talkSPORT – 1/6 8:52 am (as relayed by TBR Football): “Spurs are crying out for midfielders, when they’ve had injuries, they’ve got Oliver Skipp playing who I do like him but I don’t think is at the level that Spurs should be having in their side.”

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I do not think it would be fair to judge players too harshly on their performances over the last few months of the campaign as the squad was clearly short of confidence and the morale seemed quite low.

Barring Kane, almost every single Spurs player performed well below the level they are capable of.

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