Craig Burley has hinted that Oliver Skipp is too boring for Ange Postecoglou’s system, calling the player a “pedestrian”.
Tottenham got their first real glimpse of their new style of play under their new manager on Sunday when they recorded a 2-2 draw against Brentford, with Oliver Skipp starting in midfield.
James Maddison was also in the starting XI and made his Premier League debut for the club, but former Scottish striker Burley thinks the club’s summer signing will need help in the creative department and Skipp isn’t the answer, how he said ESPN.
Spurs could have conceded a few big chances against Brentford, but from an attacking perspective it was a very different world from what they were used to.
The speed at which they moved the ball, players like Emerson Royal coming into midfield and the way they regained the ball, that’s what the fans have been longing for.
While that’s all positive, Burley stressed that Skipp is a weak point on the way forward under Ange Postecoglou.
“Do you need a little more creativity to help Maddison?” Burley asked. “Yes, maybe when Bentancur is back, because Oliver Skipp is a little pedestrian.”
Skip has to go to the next level
The 22-year-old may be young in age but he has played for Spurs since 2018 and has even been featured in Mauricio Pochettino’s Champions League games.
It’s not Skipp’s job to be creative, but to provide stability in midfield and aggressiveness and allow others more attacking than him to thrive.
With time under Postecoglou he will get along well with his fellows, it’s just that Skipp has to go to the next level now because it’s been too slow for him for a few years.
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