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Spurs youngster Skipp dubbed last season a great experience

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 June 2019

Tottenham Hotspur's Oliver Skipp (left) and Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend battle for the ball during the FA Cup fourth round match at Selhurst Park (pic: Victoria Jones/PA Images).

Tottenham Hotspur's Oliver Skipp (left) and Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend battle for the ball during the FA Cup fourth round match at Selhurst Park (pic: Victoria Jones/PA Images).

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Tottenham Hotspur youngster Oliver Skipp is looking back on last season as a great experience after breaking his way into the first-team squad.

The 18-year-old midfielder made 12 senior appearances during the 2018/19 campaign and he has enjoyed every moment along the way.

And the Welwyn Garden City-born youngster admitted he just loves being part of the squad and learning from the experienced players around him.

"It's been a great experience for me this year, being in and around the first team," Skipp told the club website.

"Whether it's getting minutes on the pitch or just travelling with the squad, you can take so much on board and learn, just by being around such quality players."

The England junior International says he has noticed how important results are at senior level and how each player reacts afterwards.

"One thing you notice is that the results mean so much to people.

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"You can see how everyone reacts in the changing room - seeing how long they stay disappointed for if we've lost before moving on to the next game is always interesting."

Skipp made his debut in a 3-1 win at West Ham in the Carabao Cup in October before making his Premier League debut as a second-half substitute in a 3-1 win over Southampton at Wembley, in December, 2018.

Away from the slowly getting minutes under his belt, the youngster says just talking to players and working alongside them is helping him massively.

"On a personal level, the players are all really nice as well.

"You take bits of information from them, you talk to them as friends and engage with their personalities, so that's been good this year.

"They're very open, they even respect what I might think but obviously I know that they've been there at the very top level and naturally you respect what they do and say.

"For a young player like me, you can listen to their advice and it will help you, without doubt."

Skipp will be hoping he can get more minutes next season after impressing this term.


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