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I think they complement each other perfectly tbh. Skipp is a bit better defensively and Winks is better on the ball. Could absolutely see this as a long term CM partnership for Spurs that should have a great balance to it. It would be bloody great too to see a couple of Spurs academy graduates regularly playing with each other in the middle of the park.
Personally I feel Skipp needs to play with Dier, if Dier is at all fit. Our central midfield is the main cause of our defensive issues so it makes sense to strengthen there. If you don't want Eriksen or Dele there, then I think the same argument can be made for not putting Winks there. Yes, Winks and Skipp could be a partnership, but it is a luxury we can't afford to test right now in my opinion if Dier is fit. Off the back of a loss, conceding goals, two main strikers injured. Any and all defensive experience welcome.Play both against Fulham.
Could be the partnership we’ve been longing for....
Now isnt the time to start putting Dele or Eriksen in central midfield while Skipp sits on the bench.
Thought he was a waste of a place today tbh...not saying I think he always will be but yet to be in any way impressed or convinced
Was probably our best player behind Foyth
...and that right there is why it's a game of opinions!He was fine. Our second best player. He's 18 and had that disaster happening around him.
Only futureSkipp, Foyth and Walker-Peters were the best overall if you forget that ridiculous little moment from KWP.
Interested to see how he gets on once he feels completely settled in the team/ squad
I think you mistook Skipp for Dier.Skipp was fine, and it's interesting seeing how he takes it all in.
Basically he is doing rather well on the tempo and the whole stress factor of it.
IMHO he needs to work heavily on 2 things:
- Basic ball skills under pressure such as trapping the ball in motion (e.g. during accellerations, turning, etc) as he often seems to put himself under undue pressure compared to his peers
- physical training for short bursts of pace, lateral movement and change of direction
Great thing is, that both can and will be trained.