Tottenham fringe man vows to ‘forget’ specific exit suggestion after explaining what is testing him

Bryan Gil playing for Tottenham Credit: Alamy
Bryan Gil playing for Tottenham Credit: Alamy

Bryan Gil has moved on from the idea of leaving Tottenham Hotspur for Valencia after explaining why he thinks he is becoming more suitable for the Premier League.

Gil spent the first six months of 2022 on loan at Valencia from Tottenham, whom he had only joined the previous summer. Although his statistics didn’t particularly stand out, he made a good impression back in Spain.

In contrast, since returning to Tottenham, it has been hard for him to win over Antonio Conte. However, he has been getting a few opportunities in the Champions League.

For example, he earned a 19-minute cameo in the 1-1 draw with Sporting CP on Wednesday night.

Still, his future has been up in the air ahead of the January transfer window. There has been further speculation that he could be loaned out again by Tottenham.

Gil was already frustrated that he could not return to Valencia in the summer. Hence, it would be understandable if he was ready to push for a route away from Tottenham again in order to get more gametime.

However, after his appearance against Sporting, the winger revealed how the topic of an exit has not crossed his mind.

On the idea of Valencia coming back in for him, Gil told EFE: “It’s something that has already happened. Now I have to focus on where I am. At my club, Tottenham, give my best here and forget about something that has already happened.

“I’m focused on the present. I’m not thinking about the future. I’m focused on improving and playing as much as possible.”

His comments came after he explained how he is continuing to adapt to the differences between English and Spanish football.

Bryan Gil tested by English style

Gil said: “I’m working to give my best level, to do well when it’s my turn. It’s the motivation I have, to improve every day and contribute as much as possible.

“In England it’s a different style of play than in La Liga, more physical, more back and forth and I think it tests me, with other situations, another game. I think I’m getting better.”

Gil is under contract with Tottenham until 2026. Still only 21 years old, he has plenty of time to develop and is not necessarily a lost cause.

He will be hoping for further chances under Conte. Some involvement in the Premier League would be welcome specifically.

However, as part of a competitive squad with plenty of talent, it is understandable why Gil has not nailed down a regular starting role just yet.

Some are starting to feel like he deserves a bit more of a chance, though. Hence, it will be interesting to see if he sticks the season out with Tottenham and how much action he attains.

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