Coming into the new season, the right back position was one of the areas where the Tottenham squad looked a little short of experience after Kieran Trippier was sold to Atletico Madrid.
Serge Aurier was also linked with a move away from the club in the final weeks of the transfer window (Calcio Mercato) but ended up staying at the club. The Ivorian came back into the side and impressed last weekend with his showing against Crystal Palace.
However, it was Kyle Walker-Peters who got the nod to start Tottenham’s first three games of the season and the youngster looked to be gaining in confidence with each game. Unfortunately, he picked up an injury in the defeat to Newcastle, which has seen him not feature since after he had to make do with a place on the bench against Olympiacos.
Former Spurs full-back Alan Hutton has seen enough in Walker-Peters to suggest that he has the potential to become a great player for the club.
The 34-year-old was impressed by the fearlessness that the youngster displayed and urged him to keep learning from the players around him.
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton said: “For one so young, it’s difficult to play in the Premier League at any age, but to come through the ranks is impressive and he seems that type who has no fear.”
“He’ll only learn off someone like Pochettino. If you really want to become a great player, from what I’ve seen he can be, these are the types of boys (the Tottenham stars) you really need to be learning from.”
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If Serge Aurier can put in a similar performance against Leicester to the one he against Palace, then the right back spot would be his lose for the moment. However, we know that Pochettino likes to rotate his full backs and the 22-year-old is thus likely to get a lot of chances through the season. It will also be interesting to see whether Pochettino uses Juan Foyth as a full back or a centre half when he returns from injury.
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