New Spurs signing Bryan Gil says the club have asked him to put some weight on after arriving from Sevilla in the summer.
The 20-year-old winger was part of the swap deal that took Erik Lamela to LaLiga. Spurs though also paid Sevilla £21.6m for Gil, according to Sky in Italy.
Gil has yet to start a game in the Premier League; he has appeared three times and clocked up 50 minutes of action to date.
Gil has though started in all three Europa Conference League games so far. And he also played 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup against Wolves.
He impressed in the penalty shootout win at Molineux and was handed 20 minutes in the north London derby from the bench.
Spurs were already beaten when he entered the fray but he did play a part in Spurs’ consolation goal.
It’s clear that Nuno Espirito Santo is slowly trying to get Gil ready for the rough and tumble of the Premier League. And the slightly-built Gil has revealed the club want him to bulk up.
Looking ahead to their Europa Conference League game against NS Mura on Thursday, the Spain international said: “I think you can see. I’ve been requested to gain some weight, improve my physical condition and work hard.”
Asked what Nuno said to him before he signed for the club, Gil said: “The conversation we had was something private over the phone so I will keep that to myself but they want to see me give my all and work hard and that’s what I’m going to do.
Moving to England a ‘challenge’
“My favourite position is the left winger but I can adapt to any position the manager tells me.”
The former Leganes man has admitted it has been a “challenge” taking to life in England.
“Of course it has been a very significant challenge to make the move and one that my family and I decided together.
“As you can imagine, Reggy (Reguilon) has been helping me so much here. He was one of the first to call me.”
The attacker also revealed he does not like to get his iconic hair cut.
“I have been having this hairstyle since I was 10 years old. I don’t like to get it cut. People have said it’s because of The Beatles but it’s not because of that. I’ll keep it until I get bored of it,” he said.
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