Spurs were five goals down in 21 minutes at St James’ Park and Oliver Skipp was ‘very angry’ as he berated senior players at half-time.
Oliver Skipp looked destined to become an unfortunate footnote in recent Spurs history but is firmly grasping his unexpected chance to shine.
Spurs have now won four out of five in the Premier League despite him having been out of action. Are they perfecting becoming a Conte team in his absence?
Conte lauds duo who will be the ‘present and future’ for Tottenham; vows to ‘contribute’ from touchline
Antonio Conte has vowed that he will be fighting fit from the touchline later this week to help Tottenham to get through their current tricky period.
The Italy international has been the subject of interest from Spurs, Newcastle United and Chelsea this summer.
“I want to get fit, that will happen, and when I’m back really push on from that first half of the season that I had.”
“He started with a groin pain. Then now, we are talking about two months, two months and a half, that he is out.”
Spurs being pretty terrible is no great surprise, but the identity of their two most important players certainly is.
Conte has called the 28-year-old England striker “world class” but wants to take him to a new level.
Come for “carrying a caravan”, stay for Jamie O’Hara referring to himself in the third person.
Spurs ran out deserving 2-0 winners over Brentford and for the most part they were… quite good?
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Newcastle are lining up a move for Spurs youngster Oliver Skipp, who spent last season on loan at Norwich.
Norwich have a couple of players primed for a first England opportunity. One Chelsea loanee is made for the chance.