Tony Cascarino has argued that Oliver Skipp has shown since coming into Tottenham’s starting eleven against AC Milan that he is good enough to play for a top-four club.
When Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma were both ruled out with long-term injuries a couple of weeks ago, some Spurs fans might have feared that the season could peter out.
Conte currently only has Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Skipp and Pape Matar Sarr as senior central midfield options in North London.
However, Skipp has come into the team and demonstrated the sort of form he showed prior to his pelvic injury at the start of 2022.
Tottenham have conceded just one goal in the three matches that the 22-year-old has started (AC Milan, West Ham and Chelsea), with the Spurs academy graduate shielding the backline impressively.
Skipp is seemingly growing in confidence with each start under his belt and his performance against the Blues was undoubtedly his best of the season so far, with the youngster netting his first senior goal for Spurs at the start of the second half.
Cascarino has now written in The Times about the midfielder: “Oliver Skipp, on current form, is good enough to play in the midfield of a top-four club.
“He came into the Tottenham Hotspur starting XI against AC Milan two weeks ago and has settled into the side really quickly.
“He put in another fine all-round performance against Chelsea, getting the better of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Enzo Fernández. He deserved his goal.
“Rodrigo Bentancur is out for months and Skipp is only 22, so he is set to be a crucial player for Tottenham this season and beyond.”
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It is worth noting that a section of Spurs fans were writing Skipp off a few weeks ago on the back of a couple of sub-par performances.
The 22-year-old’s improvement is yet another reminder that all players, particularly younger ones, need a run of starts to build some confidence and showcase their best.
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