WGC-born Oliver Skipp unable to contain delight at making Tottenham Hotspur debut

PUBLISHED: 11:51 06 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41 06 November 2018

Oliver Skipp made his Tottenham Hotspur debut against West Ham United in the Carabao Cup. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Oliver Skipp made his Tottenham Hotspur debut against West Ham United in the Carabao Cup. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

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The beaming smile told you everything you needed to know after Oliver Skipp made his competitive first-team debut for Tottenham Hotspur in their 3-1 Carabao Cup win at West Ham United.

Oliver Skipp was part of the WGC Cricket Club U11 side that were crowned Hertfordshire champions in 2012.Oliver Skipp was part of the WGC Cricket Club U11 side that were crowned Hertfordshire champions in 2012.

The talented WGC-born youngster, who also used to star in the junior teams at WGC Cricket Club, replaced Christian Eriksen on 84 minutes and speaking on Spurs TV, his delight was obvious.

He said: “First of all it was a great performance from the boys but I’m just delighted to make my debut.

“It’s been brilliant, training with the first team and then the build-up to the game.

“Obviously I was a bit nervous but I just wanted to come on and make an impact and carry the team to a victory.”

Having survived the cauldron of a London derby he now hopes this the beginning of a long and illustrious career.

“Hopefully I can use this to kick on and get a few more tastes of this in the future,” he admitted.

“It’s a great achievement and I’ll continue to work hard and see where that takes me in the future.”

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