Jose Mourinho expects Oliver Skipp to follow in Japhet Tanganga’s stead
Jose Mourinho has lavished praise on Spurs youngster Oliver Skipp and reiterated his desire to make him a first-team player in the future. (h/t Football.London)
A defensive midfielder, Skipp came through the ranks at the Spurs Academy. He made his Tottenham debut in the 3-1 victory over West Ham United in the EFL trophy in 2018.
The 19-year old has since made 16 appearances for the North London side. It could be the beginning of a lot more if Mourinho is to be taken at his word.
The Spurs manager spoke of the youngster in the same breath as that of Tottenham starlet Japhet Tanganga. The young defender has been impressive and has seized the opportunity given to him by Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician now expects Skipp to do the same.
Speaking to the press, Mourinho called Skipp a fantastic kid who will benefit from sharing the dressing room with the senior team.
“Both fantastic kids, both kids we believe in a lot”
He went on to state that the only difference between Skipp and Tanganga so far has been the opportunities afforded to the defender. Mourinho also underlined his objective to make the pair regular in the years to come.
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It will be exciting for Spurs fans to witness another youth product come up through the ranks. If he does half as well as Harry Kane, then he will have done very well indeed.
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