Advertiser Disclosure

Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp responds to Antonio Conte praise

Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp responds to Antonio Conte praise

Oliver Skipp impressing

Oliver Skipp returned to north London over the summer after an impressive loan stint with the then-Championship outfit, Norwich City.

Despite his limited Premier League experience, Skipp would be thrust straight into the Tottenham starting line-up by Nuno Espirito Santo at the start of the season.

Skipp would impress in the opening three league games of the season, but, much like Spurs as a club, struggled in the following weeks.

Antonio Conte has since arrived at the club and has begun to show the same faith in Skipp as Nuno previously had.

Skipp started in and shone during the Lilywhites’ 2-0 win over Brentford on Thursday last week.

The Englishman was then a standout player on Sunday, controlling the midfield as Spurs strolled to a 3-0 win over Norwich.

Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp responds to Antonio Conte praise

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp of Tottenham Hotspur look dejected after their side concedes a first goal scored by Michail Antonio of West Ham United (not pictured) during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on October 24, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Skipp responds to Conte praise

Following the Brentford game, Conte is reported to have told football.london that if Skipp continues to improve, then it is in his hands to become a ‘top midfielder’ in the game.

Now, Skipp has since responded to these claims after he put on another stellar showing in gameweek 15.

Skipp would state that, whilst it is nice to hear such comments, he needs to go out and prove it:

“It is always nice to hear that but I have to go out and prove it, otherwise it is just words and there is no point.

“I feel that there has definitely been a lot of improvement. I need to keep working and keep doing the things that I am doing and keep making those improvements. Hopefully that happens but I know that it is a lot of hard work before that does.”

Quotes via football.london.

Read more:

Everton vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Everton vs Arsenal live streaming: Watch Premier League online

 


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

Tottenham betting odds, next game:

Leicester vs Tottenham odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Leicester vs Tottenham Full time result
Leicester
2/1
Draw
5/2
Tottenham
13/10
Leicester vs Tottenham Result/Both teams score Yes No
Leicester 4/1 9/2
Tottenham 10/3
Draw 10/3 12/1
Leicester vs Tottenham Correct Score
Leicester
Tottenham
Leicester vs Tottenham Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Harry Kane6/4 6/4 10/11
Jamie Vardy5/2 5/2 6/4
Heung-Min Son3/1 3/1 7/4
Patson Daka3/1 3/1 7/4
Dane Scarlett10/3 10/3 2/1

Tottenham's latest videos

Cristian Romero returns to training! Preparations for the North London Derby...
Cristian Romero returns to training! Preparations for the North London Derby...
Check out what happened at Hotspur Way as Antonio Conte prepares his side for…
2022-01-14T18:17:22Z
“l am enjoying my time at Tottenham.” | Antonio Conte previews Arsenal clash | PRESS CONFERENCE
“l am enjoying my time at Tottenham.” | Antonio Conte previews Arsenal clash | PRESS CONFERENCE
Antonio Conte speaks to the media ahead of the North London Derby between Spurs…
2022-01-14T14:00:54Z

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 22 28 43
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 20 3 32
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 0 28
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 21 -9 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Ward Prowse, James Southampton FC 6