Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has remained tight-lipped on whether Bryan Gil will make his first Premier League start of the season on Saturday against Crystal Palace.
The 20-year-old featured for two minutes against Watford in Spurs’ final game before the international break, but has yet to make his full league debut.
However, he could earn that opportunity this weekend on the return of domestic football, after a handful of Spurs forwards picked up knocks and injuries while on international duty.
The biggest issue lies at Heung-min Son, who missed South Korea’s clash against Lebanon after picking up a calf problem during a training session.
Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn, who like Son, has featured in all three of Spurs’ league games so far, but could miss out after suffering a knock to his ankle against Turkey.
Both were assessed earlier this week at the club’s training ground, but Nuno claimed every player in the squad, including young winger Gil, is ready to step up if need be.
He said (via football.london): “All the players are ready to help the team, some of them are more because it’s natural or because of their age or experience but all of them are ready to be an option for tomorrow.”
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Gil has been impressive for Spurs in their two Europa Conference League fixtures and on international duty with the Spain U21 side. Age is just a number in football, and if Nuno believes he is ready to step up into the fold if others are absent, then that is an opportunity he should grab with confidence.
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