23-year-old admits to wanting to show Mourinho he is good enough

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Kyle Walker-Peters admitted that he wants to prove to Jose Mourinho during pre-season that he is good enough to play for Tottenham.

Since the Portuguese coach arrived at the club, the young full-back only started one game, a dead rubber Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, before being loaned to Southampton in January.

The 23-year-old only made one appearance for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side since his switch to the south coast (transfermarkt) before the Premier League season was suspended due to the spread of COVID-19.

Reports have suggested that a permanent move to Southampton is one the cards for the young full-back in the summer (Sky Sports) but Walker-Peters recently admitted that Mourinho opened the door for him to return to Spurs and wanted him to get match experience with the Saints (Times).

The defender has now opened up on his desire to show the Spurs boss what he can do but rued the fact that he doesn’t have an opportunity to do so due to the lockdown.

He is quoted by The Times) as saying: “I wanted to train with Mourinho and show that I’m good enough to play for Tottenham..and I’ve ended up training with my poodle”

Spurs Web Opinion

I am not convinced that Walker-Peters is good enough defensively for Jose to really take to him. He has been bullied by fast and strong wingers on a couple of occasions and he doesn’t seem to have the kind of arrogance and personality which Mourinho likes in players. I expect him to join Southampton permanently in the summer.

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