‘Outstanding’ – Manager claims Spurs loanee is living up to Mourinho’s billing

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Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has heaped the praise on Oliver Skipp and admitted that the midfielder is living up to Jose Mourinho’s billing.

Skipp was handed a few opportunities for the North Londoners in the second half of last season and the Spurs boss was extremely complimentary of the midfielder’s displays, even once suggesting that the 20-year-old has the potential to be future Spurs captain.

The fact that the club handed the youngster a four-year deal in the summer was indicative of how highly he is thought of.

The decision to send Skipp out on loan to Carrow Road for the season seems to be paying off since the youngster has quickly established himself as a vital part of the Canaries midfielder and is getting plenty of experience under his belt.

Some Norwich fans cannot stop raving about the midfielder’s display and it looks like Farke has also become a big fan of the midfielder.

The Norwich boss not only praised Tottenham loanee’s ability but also his attitude and his willingness to learn.

He told Pink Un: “He got lots of praise at the start of the season but even then I felt there was some small tactical mistakes he could improve.

“We worked with him on an individual basis, showed him some footage. Now we almost take it for granted he plays without mistakes and he is solid but I am full of praise for him.

“To prove this for such a young lad in really his first full season, where he plays every three days, in the toughest league in the world is outstanding. He has also had to adapt his positioning slightly in the last two games with Alex Tettey in the side.

“Alex is in the deeper role and he has more responsibility to drive our game forward, to be composed and in this task he is doing what I want.

“With his character and how he behaves within the group it underlines why Jose said he could be a future Tottenham captain. He has this pedigree.”

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