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Spurs have a talent in their ranks who's been compared to Michael Carrick, big season ahead - TBR View

Spurs ace Oliver Skipp delivered an impressive performance for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

The Tottenham academy graduate has taken a bit of time to find his feet this season, but against Wolves, he was superb.

Skipp bossed the midfield, winning tackles – including a big 50-50 in the opposition half – and driving Spurs forward.

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Indeed, the 20-year-old played a part in both of the visitors’ goals on the night.

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First, he passed to Tanguy Ndombele in the build-up to his goal, then he intercepted the ball for Tottenham’s second.

Skipp earned plenty of praise from Spurs fans:

Skipp is one of the most talented and highly rated players to come through the Spurs academy in recent years.

Indeed, the last three men in the Tottenham dugout before Nuno Espirito Santo all sung the midfielder’s praises.

Ryan Mason has called Skipp an “incredible talent”, Jose Mourinho thought he’d be a “future captain” and Mauricio Pochettino said he was a “top” player destined for a big career.

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Last season, Skipp was superb on loan at Norwich, helping them return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

Now, he is finally getting his chance in the Spurs first team, with seven appearances to his name so far this season.

Skipp has a huge season ahead of him and, as he’s bound to improve as the campaign goes on, it’ll be exciting to see what he’s capable of.

In the past, Spurs fans have compared him to the likes of Scott Parker, Owen Hargreaves and Michael Carrick – can he go on to hit those heights in the coming years?

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