Tottenham Hotspur legend Ossie Ardiles has commented on the recent performance of youngster Bryan Gil, but urged fans to ‘let him be’ as he continues his development.
The 20-year-old arrived in North London from Sevilla over the summer as part of a deal worth £21.6 million, with Argentine winger Erik Lamela heading the other way.
He has been rotated in and out of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side so far this season, as he continues to settle into a rather different environment to that of LaLiga.
Gil played his part in Spurs’ Carabao Cup victory against Wolves in midweek, proving to be a shining light in a competitive affair in the West Midlands.
The Spaniard, starting on the left of midfield, showed a deft touch and directness to provide Spurs with a different element going forward.
He also dispatched a crucial penalty in the shootout to help Nuno’s side outlast Wolves, finishing high into the corner of John Ruddy’s goal.
The performance at Molineux prompted much fanfare after proceedings which included the likes of Spurs legend Graham Roberts, who labelled Gil as ‘a little superstar’.
Little @11BryanGil looks like going to be a little superstar has a little bit of @osvaldooardiles about him 😉
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) September 22, 2021
Roberts also compared Gil’s style of play to ex-Spurs midfielder Ardiles, which prompted a response from the Argentine.
Ardiles also raved about the showing in midweek, predicting a ‘very big future’ for Gil, but warned fans to let him do his thing.
A lot of comparisons with @11BryanGil . Please, let him be. Has to say that I like him very very much. Followed him since the Olympics. Sharp, quick, always going forward, very confident, skilful… Very big future. COYS
— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) September 24, 2021
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Gil was very impressive in the side that won at Molineux on Wednesday, and provided Spurs with a different option to have going forward.
With the injury problems Nuno currently has to deal with, he could well have played his way into the side to face Arsenal at the weekend.
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