Spurs midfielder Harry Winks has revealed that he expects England Under 21s World Cup winner Kyle Walker-Peters to take his chance in the first-team over the course of the next season.
Harry Winks is no stranger to earning his spot in the first-team, having enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season during Tottenham’s 2016-17 Premier League campaign which was unfortunately cut short due to an ankle injury sustained in Tottenham’s 2-0 win at Turf Moore on April 1st.
Now back from his injury, the 21 year old midfielder has so far featured twice during Tottenham’s International Champions Cup campaign alongside youngster Kyle Walker-Peters, of whom Winks has quite the opinion.
In an interview with Football.London, the young midfielder explained why he believes Kyle Walker-Peters can do exactly as he’s done and earn his own spot in the first-team too. He said:
“Walker-Peters is a top player. I’ve worked with him and played with him since I was 17. I know what he’s about and his strengths and weaknesses. He’s technically very good. He’s quick, he’s intelligent and reads the game well.”
“He’s been with the boys for the last year or so so he knows what first team football is about. Hopefully if he keeps improving and working hard he’ll get an opportunity.”
With former first choice full-back Kyle Walker having recently left Spurs in a big money move to Premier League rivals Manchester City, the space has opened up for a new right-back at Tottenham.
Winks doesn’t see any reason why Kyle Walker-Peters, who achieved Under 20s World Cup glory with Tottenham team-mate Josh Onomah in South Korea earlier this Summer, can’t take that place for himself.
“There’s always pressure to impress and do well,” He added. “I know Kyle personally. I don’t think he’ll let it get into his head and get nervous because of it. He’s someone who will just take it in his stride and continue to improve if he keeps doing that.”
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