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A 3 year contract is definitely a first team type contract - most of the youngsters at Skipp's age would be given a one year pro contract.Surely proper first team contracts this time around
In a recent academy game I saw, he got tight to the opposition's quality midfielder and gave him three powerful but fair challenges in the first 10 minutes.
Confident in confrontation, he also showed maturity when using the ball. Playing from deep but driving upfield in possession, he has the vision to quickly see the forward pass.
But there is no doubt that Skipp looks like a leader, cajoling and encouraging his team's forward players to press as a unit as he backed them up from centre field.
He is not selfish and looks to have enough sharpness to get to his opponents quickly.
On this showing, he would remind the older generation of Tottenham watchers of a young Steve Perryman.
I thought he looked very nervous and at times doesnt know what to do when we had possesion.Always wanted the ball yesterday and made one decent run beyond their defenders. For his short cameo he definitely got himself about. Hassling and pressing the opposition like it was nobody's business.
Look forward to seeing even more.
This deserved more than just a like .... who knew you could be so positive .... excellent stuff ....Ive mentioned this a few times lately, and got a little bit of flack for suggesting playing Skipp (Amos etc) but this what we have been missing. Some fucking intensity to what we do in midfield.
I know it was only pre season, but I really enjoyed watching that CM3 of Skipp, Amos and Marsh tear into Roma relentlessly and then zip the ball about instead plodding around and taking 27 touches before passing sideways.
I know that CM3 wouldn’t be right for all occasions, or even any, but along with a couple of the senior CM's I think Skipp could bring some of that energy and intensity.
Which is why I'm not overly worried about the DM position.How proud were you to be able to bring Oliver Skipp on and produce another Premier League player from Spurs' academy?
With Oliver it's only about time. If he is capable of working how he's working and doing in the future the energy and he's behaving now, I think his future will be bright. We were thinking in the last few months to give him the opportunity to play in the Premier League but for different things it wasn't possible. I think he's a player that we believe a lot in and I hope that he continues growing. For sure, he will be, I hope and wish, a great player for this club.