'Oh my', 'that's insanity': Some fans hail Spurs ace's international display
Spurs midfielder Oliver Skipp delivered a good display for England Under-21s on Thursday evening.
The Tottenham ace played the full 90 minutes for the Young Lions in their European U21 Championship qualifier against Slovenia.
England began on the front foot and took the lead through Conor Gallagher after just five minutes in Celje.
Skipp played a huge part in the opener thanks to his superb run and pass, which set up Rhian Brewster.
The Sheffield United ace was shoved by David Zec, but the ball ran free for Gallagher to find the bottom corner from 12 yards.
Cole Palmer then scored in the 14th minute to put Lee Carsley’s side in control, but things went pear-shaped after the interval.
Mark Spanring netted in the 49th minute and Dusan Stojinovic completed the comeback on 66 minutes.
Whilst it was a disappointing result for England, Skipp did well for the most part.
Alongside cutting Slovenia open for England’s first goal, he imposed himself on midfield throughout the first half.
Although he tailed off somewhat in the second half, there was still a lot of praise coming his way.
jesus christ that’s insanity from Oliver Skipp wtf— Charlie 🇦🇷 (@_CJAV) October 7, 2021
oh my- oliver skipp what a pass😩— zach (@spursroles) October 7, 2021
Different gravy from Oliver Skipp.— emileszn (@KDMF111) October 7, 2021
Oliver Skipp is quality btw, he’ll be in that Spurs team for years unless someone like United buy him— Liam© (@liamb0117) October 7, 2021
From a Spurs POV, Skipp doing what he typically does. Breaking up play, always a safety net in possession and set first goal on way with a turn away from pressure and a good pass to release Brewster— DH (@DHfutbl) October 7, 2021
First half standouts probably goal scorers Palmer and Gallagher, who faded in the second half. Impressed by ESR’s drive and movement across the line to make things happen when chasing winner late. Skipp also never stopped showing for ball and was very steady throughout.— DH (@DHfutbl) October 7, 2021
Just watched England U21 vs Slovenia we have no idea how to defend set pieces fron 2 nil up to lucky hang on to draw plus points Ollie Skipp class— Jeremyscottbeynon (@JeremyBeynon62) October 7, 2021