There's many storylines happening for Tottenham Hotspur this season, and one of the most interesting ones involves the homegrown midfielder Oliver Skipp, who is back at Hotspur Way following a successful loan spell at Norwich City.
Earlier in his tenure at N17, head coach Nuno Espírito Santo revealed Skipp is expected to be part of Spurs first team next season.
Norwich City loan
He recorded one goal and two assists, but it was because of his great positioning and ball-recovery that he was named in the tournament's best XI at the end of the season.
This was a much needed first team experience for Skipp, especially after playing only seven games with in the Premier League with Spurs prior to the loan.
Skipp has been involved in two pre-season games for Spurs so far, showing great performances while playing with and without the ball.
Although he suffered a fractured metatarsal in his foot in the final game of the season against Reading and underwent surgery, Skipp stated he is more ready than ever to compete for a spot in the Spurs XI.
“It’s nice after I’d put the hard work in over the summer to get back and play football again. I’m really excited,” he told SpursTV. “I was only out for 10, 11 weeks, but it felt like they were the longest weeks of my life! I didn’t even miss that much football, so I can only imagine how it would feel during the season!
I feel good, no issues, all back to normal. Now I’ll keep pushing on. I just want to keep pushing, keep training hard.”
It will not be an easy task to earn a spot in Nuno's line-up for the 20 year-old, considering there are more experienced played in the pecking order than him such as Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele and Pierre-Emile Hojberg.