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Oliver Skipp disagrees with Nuno Espirito Santo and Harry Kane over key problem for Tottenham


Oliver Skipp gave an honest interview to Tottenham after their defeat at the London Stadium, stating that the lack of chances created for attackers was an issue despite Nuno Espirito Santo and Harry Kane having differing views after the game.

Spurs lost 1-0 to West Ham on Sunday, leaving them sixth in the Premier League after nine games, of which they have lost four and won five.

There were a number of problems which came to the surface at the match in east London, with a number of lacklustre performances from the Lilywhites players.

They failed to keep a clean sheet with a 72nd minute goal from Michail Antonio settling the contest, and even after they went behind, there seemed to be little urgency to get anything from the game.

Tottenham’s four losses have all been in London derbies, which are meant to be Spurs’ biggest games of the season but most of the players have looked far from up for it.

In an interview with Tottenham after the game, Oliver Skipp gave a very honest verdict of the performance.

“It was a really 50/50 game. I think first half we controlled a lot of the possession, perhaps without creating much and then the second [half] was more open, a more end to end [half] but we were really disappointed in the manner, how we conceded,” he said.

“We knew before the game they were going to be strong from set pieces. There’s a lot of things we could probably do better for the goal, probably myself included as well but we’re disappointed with the manner we conceded.”

The 21-year-old showed maturity when criticising his own performance, despite being one of the better players on the pitch at the London Stadium.

He is one of only a few players who seem to play with energy and always tries to win the ball back when his side are dispossessed.

Skipp has done well in the defensive midfield position, alongside Pierre Emile Hojbjerg and although the Danish star didn’t have his best performance on Sunday, both have overall done very well in shielding the defence during matches.

“There’s still a lot of work we need to be doing. You can see we’re still evolving under the new manager,” the Hertfordshire born player explained.

“We kept the ball well without really creating too much. I didn’t feel like we fed the strikers enough.”

The youngster can clearly see some of the aspects that are going wrong for Spurs, including the creativity in the middle of the field and providing the attack, to score goals.