Some Tottenham fans on social media have claimed that Oliver Skipp is the only Spurs player to deserve praise for his efforts in the 2-1 loss to NS Mura on Thursday.
Antonio Conte rotated his squad for the clash in Slovenia, with Harry Kane and Japhet Tanganga being the only players who kept their places in the starting eleven from the 2-1 win over Leeds.
Skipp also came into the team to partner Tanguy Ndombele in midfield after missing the clash against Leeds due to a suspension.
Tottenham struggled to impose themselves on the game right from the off and, after conceding the first goal, they gave themselves a mountain to climb when Ryan Sessegnon was sent off just past the 30-minute mark.
The away side managed to get an equaliser through Kane in the second half but Mura found a stoppage-time winner when they hit Spurs on the counter-attack as the North Londoners pushed bodies up the field looking for a winner.
Several Tottenham players have come in for scathing criticism for their lack of desire on Thursday.
However, some Spurs fans on social media felt that Skipp should be exempt from criticism as the 21-year-old tried his hardest.
Skipp the only player on the pitch who can hold his head high after today
— 🥷🏼 (@SpudsOfficiaI) November 25, 2021
Skipp is one of the few who can come out of tonight with any credit, he's been good again #COYS
— Craig (@mrcraigo10) November 25, 2021
I thought Skipp was brilliant. As for the rest 💩
— Mike COYS (@mjc100) November 25, 2021
Skipp driving forward ldong what he can again carrying this midfield…. Again.
— Ant🤏 (@PeaheadTHFC) November 25, 2021
Only Skipp, Ndombele & Gil are doing something
— Sambhav Sawant (@SS16THFC) November 25, 2021
Sell every single person in that starting lineup apart from Skipp
— thfc #premier league champions 21/22 (@_ndomballer_) November 25, 2021
I’d only exempt Kane and Skipp
Happy to offer Son and Moura benefit of doubt
The rest are shocking
(including some who were rested – how is Reguillon even a footballer ????)
Doherty is so crap it’s not even funny https://t.co/sbcFu8PGOb
— Alan COYS (@izzayido9) November 26, 2021
Only Kane, Skipp and Tanganga deserve to start against Burnley. Oh and thank you Sessegnon for exposing the fraudsters… have a lovely day ya hear? #coys
— The Tottenham Chronicles 🔊⚽📯 (@TottenhamChron) November 26, 2021
so many of these spurs players are so entitled. felt like skipp was the only one actually trying, and all them CBs were absolutely shocking. january cannot come any sooner.
— phelldymein (@phelldymein) November 26, 2021
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I did not think Skipp had the best of games on Thursday but compared to the rest of the side, the 21-year-old certainly looked much more committed.
The youngster seems to have won Conte over, not just because of his ability but also due to his attitude. He is only going to get better with more matches under his belt.
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