Speaking to Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur ‘insider‘ John Wenham, who regularly breaks news on his Lilywhites Rose social media channels, has made an Oliver Skipp claim amid the lack of specific updates.
The Lowdown: Conte ‘really worried’…
Tottenham’s head coach is seriously concerned about the state of his midfield engine’s fitness and recovery, to put it lightly.
In his last two pre-match press conferences, Conte has been unable to give a specific timeframe on Skipp’s return to action, saying last week that he is ‘really worried‘ as a result.
This week, speaking just before Spurs’ trip to Brighton tonight, when asked if he could update on the midfielder’s return, the Italian again explained that he couldn’t answer (football.london).
Conte also claimed Skipp’s situation is unique to him as a top level manager and revealed his disappointment and frustration at the lack of progress.
The Latest: Insider makes claim…
Speaking to FI, Wenham has claimed the starlet’s continued absence is a ‘massive blow’ amid the serious lack of ‘solid updates’ from the club.
“I’m getting a little bit worried about this, to be honest with you,” he explained.
“We aren’t getting any solid updates from the club about this. It’s just that he’s not available.
“We don’t know anything, there is no timescale on his return which is never a good sign.
“It’s a massive blow that he has already missed so much of this season because he has been one of our better players.
“I can only hope he returns as soon as possible because if he’s fit, he starts.
“Hopefully we hear some news on this soon because, as I say, I’m pretty concerned.”
The Verdict: Conte needs him
According to WhoScored, when Skipp’s been available, he’s stood out as one of Tottenham’s toughest tacklers whilst also averaging the highest percentage of accurate passes per match (90.1%) of any Lilywhites regular in the Premier League.
His form at the start of this campaign even prompted talk of a potential new deal and Conte will be praying he is back on the grass and available for selection as soon as possible.
In other news: Conte now looking to land ‘world class’ £30m man for Spurs, Lineker said he’s a ‘helluva player’…find out more here.
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