Recent Tottenham Hotspur signing Bryan Gil is expected to report for duty at his new club tomorrow, according to The Evening Standard’s chief football writer, Dan Kilpatrick.
Gil has been part of the Spanish squad at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and came off the bench at half-time in Sunday’s final clash against Brazil.
With the score level at 1-1 and just two minutes remaining, the 20-year-old nearly made himself a hero back in his homeland with a dipping effort, only to see it crash off the crossbar.
Unfortunately for Spain, Malcom scored the winner for Brazil in the second half of extra time to deny Gil and his team-mates a gold medal.
Tottenham’s standard recovery period following involvement in an international tournament is a 21-day break to allow the player to recharge, however on occasions some players decide to return earlier (Football.London).
If Gil had followed the 21-day guideline, he would have missed a significant chunk of the opening part of the new season.
The winger completed his switch to North London last month in a deal that saw Erik Lamela head to Sevilla (BBC).
#thfc Bryan Gil expected to report to Spurs tomorrow despite playing in Spain's Gold Medal match vs Brazil on Saturday. Not much holiday for 20-year-old.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) August 9, 2021
If Gil has decided to cut short his break to integrate with his new side, it has to be commended. However, Tottenham will certainly be careful not to rush him into action, certainly not for this weekend given his efforts over the past few weeks and risk a silly injury.
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