Tottenham Hotspur winger Bryan Gil was handed an opportunity to showcase his quality against Aston Villa in the last Premier League game.
The North London outfit have a number of injury problems in the wide areas and players like Richarlison, Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic are sidelined with injuries.
Gil managed to impress against the West Midlands club and it will be interesting to see if he’s given more opportunities in the coming weeks. There is no doubt that the Spanish winger was highly rated before his move to Tottenham and he was a prodigious young talent.
If he manages to settle into Ange Postecoglou’s system, he could be an important player for Tottenham in the coming seasons. He will also save the club millions in the market. Tottenham need to invest in a quality wide player, and Gil could be that option for them.
Journalist Paul Brown wrote on GMS that the winger has done nothing so far to suggest that he is capable of starting regularly for the North London club but the current injury crisis could hand him a Tottenham lifeline.
“That was such an experimental team it’s difficult to know how much of it Postecoglou will stick with. Gil had an interesting start to his Spurs career. He came in and was clearly a talented player they expected to grow. Sent out on loan and came back and is still struggling to get in. I think he’s going to get chances and minutes this season. But I don’t think he’s shown enough to suggest that he’s going to be starting regularly when everyone is fit. I still think he’s up against it in terms of proving his worth to the manager. That being said, they’re down a lot of bodies still and it wouldn’t be a shock if he keeps his place for the next one. He’s getting a chance to show what he can do now and he really needs to seize it with both hands.”
It wouldn’t be surprising if Postecoglou decides to give him a run out in the coming weeks. Gil could add creativity and flair in the final third and he is versatile enough to operate on both flanks.
It remains to be seen whether the talented young winger can get his Spurs career back on track.