Daniel Farke lauds Spurs starlet Oliver Skipp
Daniel Farke has backed Oliver Skipp to go on and have a fantastic career after failing to bring the Spurs midfielder back for a second loan spell – in comments reported by the Eastern Daily Press.
Skipp was one of the Tottenham players with a question mark hanging over his future in North London ahead of the summer.
He went into pre-season off the back of an outstanding loan spell with Norwich. No player started more games as the Canaries strolled to the Championship title.
Unsurprisingly, Norwich wanted to keep Skipp ahead of their top flight return. But the 20-year-old found himself in Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans throughout the summer.
And after starting Spurs’ three opening games, Farke insisted that Skipp has everything needed to be a huge success in the future.
“He was always spot on in his attitude and this is quite remarkable for a young player, because young players sometimes take it a bit too easy and think, ‘I rule the world’,” he said, as reported by the Eastern Daily Press.
“No, Oliver always had this mindset of an old experienced player in a young body.
“Tottenham should be should be very, very happy to have him. England should be very, very happy to have him, and I’m pretty sure we will have great career.”
Skipp has already established himself as key man with Spurs amid Farke praise
It already appears that Skipp is a key part of Nuno’s plans. He has made the most of his opportunity this season.
He looks to be forming a very impressive partnership with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
His time with Norwich certainly appeared to play its part. Being away from Spurs last year was probably just as beneficial with the side struggling under Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason.
He was given the stage to prove what he could do playing regularly at a good level with Norwich in the second tier.
And any doubts about whether he was able to step up have now been alleviated.
Of course, there may be times when Skipp struggles. He is a young player who only turns 21 this month.
But right now, it is clear to see why at least two Premier League bosses wanted Skipp in their side this term.