Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Oliver Skipp has praised Jose Mourinho’s kind words towards him prior to the suspension of English football, saying they were a “boost”.

The 19-year-old is one of the Tottenham academy’s brightest prospects and made his first starts under Mourinho in the March games against Burnley and Norwich.

Although Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup by the Canaries in display with few positives, the Portuguese was very complimentary of Skipp’s performance after the match.