Kyle Walker-Peters told the club website he could barely feel his toes when he struck his first Spurs goal against Rochdale on Wednesday night.
The full-back came on in an advanced role for the last 10 minutes of our FA Cup fifth round replay and rounded off a 6-1 victory in stoppage time, playing a one-two with Dele Alli before firing home to open his account in our colours.
Kyle, who made his first team bow on the opening day of the season at Newcastle United said he couldn’t keep the smile off his face as he warmed himself up following a dramatic night in heavy snowfall at the national stadium.
“It’s the usual thing, I don’t think words can describe how I feel!” he beamed. “I’ve just been dreaming about this moment. From the start of the season when I made my debut, one thing I had in mind was scoring a goal, showing that I can be effective and add to the team and I was glad I could do that today.
He added: “It’s different (to play in the snow). You don’t get to play in those conditions all the time so you embrace it, although it’s very cold – I couldn’t feel my hands or my toes! As I said, you embrace it and it was a good night.”
On his goal, Kyle continued: “It felt like it was a moment to take. I played the ball to Dele, I was hoping he’d find me, he played a very good pass to be fair, he played it through the defender’s legs, I managed to stay on-side and from there, straight away, you see in your head all the headlines and everything! Then I just had to stay composed and try to put it away and thankfully I did.”
Kyle was also delighted to have reached the last eight of the FA Cup, where we’ll face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.”That’s another aim for myself and everyone in the team – we want to add silverware,” he added. “At the moment we’re showing that we can compete in all different types of tournaments because we’re in the Champions League still, the Premier League is tough, there’s a lot of games, and now getting to the FA Cup quarter-finals shows more of what we can do.”
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