Graham Potter, the Chelsea manager, acknowledged being impressed by Oliver Skipp’s goal for Tottenham Hotspur in the match played today.
Tottenham Hotspur secured a 2-0 victory against their London rivals, thanks to goals scored by Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane.
Oliver Skipp, who was playing his 67th match for the club, scored his debut goal in a spectacular fashion.
At the edge of the Chelsea box, the 22-year-old Oliver Skipp outmaneuvered Joao Felix and fired a forceful shot that hit the crossbar and went in, giving Tottenham Hotspur a significant lead towards victory over Potter’s men. The Chelsea boss acknowledged Skipp’s great strike and conceded that his team could have done better in preventing the goal.
Enzo Fernandez and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s ineffective communication resulted in some sloppy defending from Chelsea, leading to the chance that Oliver Skipp converted with his spectacular long-range effort.
During an interview with Sky Sports after the game, Graham Potter was asked if his Chelsea side could have handled the situation better. In response, the Chelsea boss highlighted a few areas where the team could have improved, including winning the first contact, making a better clearance, and preventing Oliver Skipp from taking possession.
Despite the room for improvement, Graham Potter acknowledged that Skipp’s goal was a great strike into the top corner.
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Oliver Skipp is currently enjoying a consistent run in the Tottenham Hotspur side since Rodrigo Bentancur was ruled out for the rest of the season earlier this month. The Spurs academy graduate has made the most of this opportunity, having suffered from injuries in the past year.
Oliver Skipp has formed a remarkable partnership with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield, especially after the pair played alongside each other during the early months of Antonio Conte’s managerial reign.