A report from Football.London has revealed that Oliver Skipp is currently the top performer in Tottenham Hotspur’s training sessions and is consistently winning the fitness drills over the last month.
Skipp is one of the most exciting prospects to come through the Spurs academy in recent years. Highly thought of at the club, Skipp really caught the eye during his loan spell at Norwich in the Championship in the 2020/21 season.
There, he made 47 appearances (Transfermarkt) as the Canaries achieved promotion from the Championship. Skipp also came third in Norwich’s player of the season awards (Pinkun) that year, an impressive achievement for a young loanee.
Since returning to his parent club, Skipp’s progress has been halted somewhat by a string of injuries. He only managed 18 league appearances last season (Transfermarkt), missing the second half of the campaign due to a hip problem.
The 22-year-old is back in the team now though, and was in the starting line-up for the defeat to Newcastle at the weekend. It’s clear to see why Conte wants him playing too, as the report from Football.London highlights Skipp as one of the fittest in the squad.
Skipp has been leading the way in training over the past four weeks when it comes to fitness tests within the squad.
This aligns with the fact that Alasdair Gold reported Skipp was in the top two fittest players in the Spurs squad during the pre-season tour too. Those fitness levels will have to be maintained, with Spurs not wanting any more injury worries for their depleted squad.
Spurs Web Opinion
Having Oliver Skipp back, and seemingly back to top condition, is such a blessing for this Spurs squad. He’s such a driven and tireless midfielder, who obviously loves the club too, and you can never have enough players like that in the team.
It will be great to see him continue his development this season, and hopefully he can fulfil that great potential we know he has.
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