Report: Spurs man could miss World Cup 2022 due to lack of club minutes

Spanish publication AS have claimed that Bryan Gil’s chances of making the Spanish squad for the Qatar World Cup are disappearing due to his struggle for minutes at Tottenham.

Gil shone on loan at Eibar last season and followed that up with an impressive display in the Olympics for Spain during the summer.

His performances not only earned him a place in Luis Enrique’s squad but also convinced Tottenham to part ways with £21.6m plus Erik Lamela to land the 20-year-old.

However, despite showing glimpses of his quality, the winger has not been able to get a consistent run in the side since arriving in North London.

Gil is yet to start a single game in the Premier League, having played just 57 minutes in the competition so far.

The Spaniard’s only start under Conte came in Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League last month.

AS note that Enrique had earmarked the youngster for the 2022 World Cup and that the former Barcelona boss was ‘counting on him’.

However, with places in the wide areas being ‘hotly contested’, it is explained that it would be difficult for Gil to make the cut unless he gets more game time at Spurs over the coming months.

Spurs Web Opinion

I do feel for Gil as his first few months at Tottenham have been quite tumultuous with Nuno being sacked and Conte being brought in. It is too early to write him off as players of his ilk take a season or so to settle into life in the Premier League. 

In addition, it is worth remembering that he is just 20 years old – younger than the likes of Oliver Skipp, Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke, and just a few months older than Dilan Markanday. So, he certainly has time on his side to improve. 

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