Bryan Gil has only been in North London for a few months, but has already shown potential at Tottenham and now impresses for his country as well.
Gil got his first Premier League minutes in the 1-0 win over Watford, when he replaced Son Heung-min in the 88th minute.
The Spaniard joined the club for the start of the season as he won his first three league games, before suffering a series of defeats against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal.
He’s featured in every squad of matches so far this season, including starts in all four Europa Conference League games and the Carabao Cup victory.
The 20-year-old made his first appearance for Spurs in the first leg of the European competition’s playoff, which ended in a 1-0 defeat.
It was a tough game for Gil to introduce, with the absence of a number of regular first-team players and poor overall performance from Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
He was then selected in the starting XI for the second leg, at home, with stronger players around him. This was accompanied by an improvement in performance and a better result.
The Spain international got his first assist in the 3-0 win, produced good bonding play with Ryan Sessegnon and provided an overall energy performance.
This level of effort has been shown in every appearance the youngster has made for the Lilywhites so far this season.
Gil has yet to make his Premier League debut but appears to be one of the premier choice players in the Europa Conference League and has played the entire game against Wolves in the Carabao Cup.
Among the North London Derby’s poor results against Arsenal, Gil came on in the final 20 minutes and was one of the only players to show fighting and energy in the Emirates.
Not only are his efforts commended, but he has shown he can go down the line, get a good space to receive the ball and work well with the players around him, which means he could become a key player for them. Spurs as he continues to settle in. .
The youngster has explained how welcomed he has felt since moving to north London, which he did after a swap deal with Erik Lamela, but was also told what he was doing. had to do to improve his game.
“The fans have made me feel really at home from day one. I feel the confidence they have in me and it helps me settle down,” he said in an interview with Sky Sports .
“I have been asked to gain weight, improve my fitness and learn English. I focus on that and I adapt,” he admitted during his lecture. post-game after the victory against NS Mura.
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Not only did Gil show his potential for his club, he also impressed his country.
The former Sevilla winger made both appearances for the Spanish U21s in the first international break of the season and recorded an assist in both encounters.
This international break saw an acceleration for the youngster as he was called up to his country’s first team, after an injury to Marcos Llorente.
Spain beat Italy in a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night, bringing them to the Nations League final, where they will face either Belgium or France.
Gil came on in the 74th minute of the game and made two crosses and had a passing accuracy of 86.7%, according to Whoscored.com.
The Spaniard may be hoping to have a few more minutes under his belt in the final of the competition and if he continues to impress for his country he hopes that will help his case by proving to Espirito Santo why he deserves a place in the Portuguese head coach. Regular starting eleven at Spurs.
Tottenham will face Newcastle in their Premier League resumption after the international break and following their 2-1 win over Aston Villa in their final game, the North London club are hoping to find their way back to victory.