Sergio Reguilon believes Tottenham must be patient with Bryan Gil and allow him the time he needs to settle into his new surroundings.
Despite not starting a Premier League game so far this season, Gil has arguably been the most eye-catching of Tottenham’s summer signings.
The 20-year-old has proven an able impact substitute, impressing with his guile on the ball and his willingness to take players on.
He has also demonstrated that he can be quite effective as part of a midfield three in Tottenham’s Europa Conference League matches so far.
Reguilon, who played with Gil at Sevilla during the 2019/20 campaign, insisted that his compatriot is capable of being a key player for the side once he gets used to the demands of the Premier League.
“He’s very young though, so he’s going to need time to settle and get used to his new surroundings. But he is a fantastic professional.
“He has so much energy about him as well, and you can see that in the way he performs on the pitch.”
Reguilon also admitted the experience of playing in front of fans this season has been completely different to last campaign, with the Spaniard reserving special praise for Tottenham’s away contingent.
He added: “In the dressing room last season, all the players were talking about was the fans.
“They were telling me about the amount of fans that would be going to away games, like Wolves the other week. I was like ‘okay’, I would listen to them, but I wanted to feel that sensation, the feeling of having the fans there, myself.
“I remember the game against Arsenal at home last season, we won 2-0, but only 2,000 fans could be there. I could feel a bit of sensation of what it would be like with fans in the stadium from that game.
“But, this year, when everything started to open, with all the fans and families able to come to the stadium, it’s now a completely different experience.
“It’s so important for us to have the fans close as the games as well as our family and friends. Then you can feel that atmosphere properly.”
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I would not be surprised if Gil transforms into a central player in David Silva’s mould. The 20-year-old does not appear to have enough of a goal threat to be a wing-forward while he does not seem to possess the strength or athleticism to be a wing-back.
He seems like a traditional Aaron Lennon kind of winger who isolates his full-back and looks to beat them. Those kinds of players are not as valued as they once were, which is why I expect Nuno to use him centrally to make use of his quality on the ball.
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