Former Spurs boss claims they made a mistake by letting this player leave the club

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Tim Sherwood
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Tim Sherwood has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur took a risk by letting Kyle Walker-Peters leave in the summer and could now end up paying for their decision due to their issues at right-back.

Walker-Peters has been in fine form for the Saints so far this season and, if not for the embarrassment of riches England have at right-back, could have had a shot at making Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euros.

Matt Doherty has not found his feet since arriving at Tottenham in the summer and Serge Aurier has continued to be Mourinho’s first-choice more often than not.

It was reported that Aurier had fallen out with the Spurs boss during the club’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last week and the Ivorian subsequently found himself out of the matchday squad for Tottenham’s trip to Brighton last Sunday.

However, it does seem as if the former PSG man has mended his relationship with Mourinho as he returned to the starting line up for Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday.

When asked about Tottenham’s right-back situation, Sherwood told Optus Sport’s The Midweek Preview Show (as relayed by TBR Football): “Serge Aurier, it looks like they have burnt bridges with him, he’s fallen out with him.

“Is it going to be Doherty [that starts]? I think Walker-Peters should still be at the football club. It was a risk letting him go, in hindsight.”

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While it is easy to say in hindsight that we might have been better off keeping Walker-Peters, it was clear that the 23-year-old was never a Mourinho kind of player. Furthermore, we likely would not have been able to get Hojbjerg had we not agreed to sell the right-back to Saints.

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