Tottenham Hotspur put in a solid display against Aston Villa in their opening Premier League game of the season, managing to register a 3-1 win, in the end, courtesy of a late flourish.
There were several players who impressed for the home side including debutant Tanguy Ndombele who got the opening goal, Harry Kane who netted a brace and Christian Eriksen who helped Spurs turn the game around after he came on in the second half.
Similarly, there were some players like Erik Lamela and Danny Rose, who were lacklustre and weren’t at their usual level.
However, the performance of one player against Villa seems to be dividing the opinion of Spurs fans on social media – Kyle Walker-Peters.
The 22-year-old was handed a start by Pochettino, and while some fans were impressed with the youngster’s display, others didn’t think he provided enough going forward to be the team’s first choice right back.
Here’s what some Spurs fans tweeted about Walker-Peters’ performance
I can’t be the only Spurs fans who thinks KWP just isn’t good enough as our first choice RB. He literally runs, then cuts back and plays it simple majority of the time. It could work against weaker sides but against the likes of Mane and co, he’ll get ripped apart.
— LP ✈︎ (@thfclp__) August 11, 2019
Defensively good but poor in the final third when the cross was required. Could take a lesson from Rose and just keep pinging them into the box and keep creating chances. Too many touches and then back passing when in a good position.
— Louis 🌀 (@loujimcro) August 11, 2019
He played really well today, should be getting more time now for sure
— Somas (@SomasYouthDrive) August 10, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
At 22 years of age, this is probably a make or break season as far as Walker-Peters’ Spurs career is concerned. While we at Spurs Web believe the youngster put in a tidy performance on Saturday, we share the concerns of some fans with his apparent unwillingness to take defenders on. Perhaps this could change as he becomes more confident with game time.
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