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Oliver Skipp

skiathospurs

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One to watch !!
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IMO the best prospect coming through,which is some boast with this current crop of youngsters,and no disrespect to Edwards,Sterling,Shashoua,Oakley-Boothe,Brown,Tanganga and Bennetts (and others!).

Here are some press snippets about the lad,
The 17-year-old is one of the brightest prospects in Tottenham's academy. He's been playing U23, U19 and U18 matches despite still being a schoolboy and he's been dominating midfields, not just making up the numbers.

By logic he should be one of the smaller, weaker players on the pitch, but despite having only turned 17 last month, the teenage defensive midfielder is not only technically excellent, he's physically strong and tough to knock off of the ball.
Having played against Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow in recent seasons in the UEFA Youth League, he's looked technically good enough to play for either side.

He's represented England at U18, U17 and U16 level and is being tipped for big things by those within the club. In Scott Parker he has the perfect mentor to work with him during the week in training.

This season may be just too soon for Skipp, but if he keeps heading in his upward trajectory he will play for Tottenham's first team before too long.

Big things are being expected of 17-year-old Oliver Skipp by the academy coaches and in every way he is the perfect Pochettino player. He was playing in the UEFA Youth League last season as well.

On the pitch, the defensive midfielder is skillful, tactically intelligent, determined and never stops running and hassling the opposition. Despite his age - he only turned 17 in mid-September - he dominates much older midfield opponents in the club's U19 and U23 matches. He rattled the crossbar with a brilliant shot from distance in the first half at Dortmund.
Off the pitch, his maturity was clear. There were a couple of German football fans hanging around outside the changing rooms, looking for some selfies with the young Tottenham starlets.

Skipp stopped and spoke to one in particular for a while, asking the supporter plenty of questions about himself as well as he then began to clean his boots under an outdoor tap.

When that was done and it was time for him to leave, he asked a female member of the support staff if she needed help carrying some of the team's bags to the coaches. She declined, but it gave a glimpse of the type of player Pochettino wants at his club.
The Argentine wants to mould Tottenham Hotspur's identity in his own image - hard-working, ambitious types without egos who put others' interests before their own - a talented collective of players rather than individual stars.

It may seem like tiny details - taking the time to talk to fans and offering to help others - but allied to his undoubted skill with and without the ball, it's one of the reasons why Skipp stands a great chance of progressing through the ranks.

Pochettino is keeping a close eye on him and there's a bit of Harry Winks about him in terms of his intelligence, distribution and work-rate in the centre, but still only being 17 he's likely to continue to grow into a more physically dominating player than Spurs' latest England international.

From the video below he has a bit of Dembele about him,strong on the ball,and likes a challenge,also seems a bit more forward pass thinking than mousa,but then again it is youth football here.


Clearly comfortable taking the ball from the back 4,and finding a pass,especially straight up the pitch after luring the "pressing" player in to him.The tackle and pass on 1.28 in the madrid match,fantastic.Have to remember,he is one if not the youngest here,even if he doesnt look that,just 17 playing U19s ,and was still a schoolboy playing a lot of U18 games last year.


Definatly has "pashun"
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From what I have seen the last 2 games madrid and dortmund,very impressive,keep your eyes out for him in the near future!!
 
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Liam

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Read an article in the guardian a few months a go about future stars of the game and Oliver Skipp was one of the featured in the article. Said similar things to above but seemed pretty sure he will be a top star.
 
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I hadn't really heard of him tbh, but having seen the clips above, he looks like a player, already very confident and assured on the ball. He reminds me of Eric Dier and if you're old enough, he could be our Beckenbauer.
 
skiathospurs

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I hadn't really heard of him tbh, but having seen the clips above, he looks like a player, already very confident and assured on the ball. He reminds me of Eric Dier and if you're old enough, he could be our Beckenbauer.
mark of a very good player when you are playing in higher age groups and bossing it.Ok players mature at different ages physically,but 16 playing against 19-23 year olds and looking the strongest unit out there,makes me very optimistic.Having watched both the U19 uefa with dortmund and Real,he stands out as a very good defensive midfielder,but one that can pass very well,not just move it on to a more silky player.I mean he is no clogger,win the ball and job done.
But then again we all rated darren caskey at a young age!!
 
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Oliver Skipp, 17, Tottenham Hotspur


After the successes of Harry Kane and Harry Winks, everyone wants to know who the next English talent to emerge from the Tottenham academy will be. Marcus Edwards, the brilliant little attacking midfielder, is well known, but the next one to emerge is likely to be Oliver Skipp.
He is a composed, intelligent holding midfielder who reads the game well and protects the back four. There is even a hope at Spurs that if he can add more physical power to his game he can be the long-term replacement for Victor Wanyama in the first team.
 
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He loves himself a little Scotty Parker Turn, doesn't he?
 

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