Tottenham Hotspur have deep options in midfield this season after securing deals for Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso in the summer.
Jose Mourinho has come into a squad that includes the likes of Ndombele, Lo Celso, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Oliver Skipp, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, and more from the academy.
The Special One has preferred the likes of Winks, Dier, and Sissoko so far during his short time in charge, with Ndombele also featuring.
However, Jose Mourinho did imply today in his press conference that young Oliver Skipp is in his thoughts with regards to team selections.
Oliver Skipp has barely featured this season, limited to cameos bar his start against Colchester United in the Carabao Cup earlier in the year.
Mourinho claims that Skipp was overlooked against Man United because he decided he was not yet ready for a game of that dimension.
Could he feature in some of the smaller upcoming matches?
Mourinho said (Football London): “I knew that [Tanguy] Ndombele not in the best condition. I decided that [Oliver] Skipp, not for a game of that dimension immediately, Eric Dier was a player was coming after playing three matches in a row and I felt that Lucas Moura playing in that forward position could create problems for United. So a combination of things but you asked which is the best position for him and it’s not as one of the double midfield players.”
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