‘I’m pushing’ – Oliver Skipp opens up on a potential future England call-up

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Oliver Skipp
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Oliver Skipp has spoken openly about the potential of a senior England call-up in the future.

Skipp, fresh off making 45 Championship appearances in Norwich’s title-winning promotion season, has now implemented himself into Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans.

The 20-year-old has been ever-present in Tottenham’s two opening Premier League games, fielded in a three alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Dele Alli.

The 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday also saw the return of Harry Kane in a Spurs shirt, coming on to play the last 18 minutes of the match.

However, for Skipp, there was someone else in attendance at Molineux who may have been of even more interest to the midfielder.

England boss Gareth Southgate watched the match and, having represented England at youth level, Skipp admitted his desire to eventually represent his country.

He said: “I’m not getting carried away.

“I’ve only played two games this season, but as a player, it’s a dream to represent your country, especially at the moment after seeing how they did at the Euros.

“So it’s always something I’m pushing for but there’s no rush on my behalf. All I can do is keep playing and performing and that takes care of itself really, but there’s no rush on my side.”

SpursWeb Opinion 

Skipp didn’t give much away specifically regarding Kane but the situation needs to be resolved for everyone’s sake. As for the midfielder himself, there is no reason why he can’t play for England. He’s a great talent.

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