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Bryan Gil: Time for Tottenham’s Spanish winger to shine after Premier League star comparison

After impressive cameos in the Champions League, notably against Sporting Lisbon, Bryan Gil is edging much closer to first team football.

With Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski still out to injury, the Spaniard is much higher in the pecking order than he may have expected at this time of the season.

Bryan Gil was originally being offered out on loan to Valencia but the transfer was blocked due to the Spanish winger not having a replacement.

In Antonio Conte’s most recent press conference, the Italian sang Gil’s praises, suggesting he is grateful the former Sevilla winger stayed in North London.

Conte commented, “For Gil, it was really important to go out last season and play more games in Spain because we’re talking about a league you don’t have to be strong to play in.

“There’s more technical quality and for him it was really positive to go there and play games.”

The Spurs boss also spoke about the Spaniard’s ability to read the game. “I’m sure about Gil’s future because we’re talking about a player who sees football.

“When I ask him something in the training session, he understands quickly and his desire is to become an important player.”

The ultimate compliment came when the former Inter manager compared Gil to Manchester City star Bernardo Silva.

“If I have to compare him with someone, I can see him like Bernardo Silva in his structure.

“For me, at this moment, Silva is physically stronger than him, but we are talking about this type of player.”

This is high praise from a world-class manager for a player with a bright future ahead of him, something he will be looking to exhibit further in the upcoming matches.

“I believe in him… But I try to find the right moments when he can be useful for the situation we’re facing at the moment.”

With Bournemouth on Saturday, as well as Marseille next Tuesday, could Bryan Gil take Lucas Moura’s place in the starting line-up?

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