Not all Premier League footballers are thrilled about the prospect of the league resuming next month given the difficulties being faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While all clubs have returned to phase one of training, some top flight stars have opted not to do so due to personal reasons (Sky Sports).
However, Olivier Skipp is certainly relishing the opportunity to be back at the Spurs training ground and playing some football again after a more than two-month hiatus.
The young midfielder admitted being able to meet up with his teammates at Hotspur Way has served as a welcome distraction amidst the pandemic.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Skipp said: “It was great to be back. It certainly makes you realise how much you’ve missed it when you get back out there.
“It’s great to have that communication with the players again, and the staff, and seeing those familiar faces that I’ve known for so many years.
“That has brought back some normality in difficult times.
“It’s nice just to get out of the house! It has made me realise how lucky we all are and shows however much we all love football and what we do, something like the coronavirus puts it all into perspective.”
Jose Mourinho has handed the 19-year-old a few opportunities since coming to the club and raved about the teenager’s showing in the FA Cup tie against Norwich back in March (The Sun).
The youngster admitted that he was delighted to hear the Spurs boss’ praise and vowed to keep working hard at his game.
He added: “I’d worked hard to get an opportunity and I was determined to make the most of it.
“To hear those positive words… it was a boost every player always needs.
“We’ll have to see what happens now. All I can do is keep working hard.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I am extremely excited about Skipp’s prospects next season. He seems extremely mature for his age and has been a calming influence for us in midfield every time he has been handed an opportunity. Much like Tanganga, he can potentially save us millions in the transfer market.
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