Oliver Skipp reveals which ex-Spurs man was like a father-figure to the young lads

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Tottenham Hotspur youngster, Oliver Skipp, has opened up on his Spurs teammates this week, revealing which have had the biggest impact on his time at the club.

The teenager has struggled for significant game time this season under Pochettino, perhaps in part down to the fact that Spurs as a squad are struggling.

While Skipp played the majority of the game against Colchester United in the Carabao Cup, his only other appearances have been fleeting, to say the least (Transfer Markt).

He was given one minute in each of the first two Premier League matches of the season, and four minutes in the Champions League against Red Star Belgrade.

In fact, he hasn’t even been in the matchday squad for the last four Premier League games this season.

Skipp has now revealed that ex-Spurs centre-forward, Fernando Llorente, was like a father-figure to the younger players at the club.

He also named Ben Davies and Hugo Lloris as players who have been really good to him.

Skipp said (The Athletic): “They’re just normal people and it doesn’t take you long to interact with them.

“They’ve been really good with me — Ben Davies especially, Hugo Lloris.

“Fernando Llorente was really good with all the young lads when he was here.

“A father figure, and obviously he’s been through it all, played for numerous big clubs. He was really good.

“Serge [Aurier] is quite loud, always got energy, one of the jokers.

“Sonny [Son] is a bundle of energy, always smiling, always helping keep the mood high.”

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