“Just not good enough” – Some Spurs fans divided over youngster after Villa match

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Kyle Walker-Peters

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

https://twitter.com/JolaSmithe/status/1159736376767725568

https://twitter.com/ftblaxel/status/1160620475862700038

https://twitter.com/LDNSpurs/status/1160833487311646722

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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  1. KWP is a good young footballer. I have said this for some time and Saturday’s performance did nothing to dispel my observations. He is more naturally talented than either Aurier or Trippier. My only concern about him is his physique. He is rather lightweight. However his positional sense is good, he is comfortable on the ball and for the most part has good defensive instincts. He does have the ability to beat people, as we saw with a couple of superb runs in preseason, one against Milan, but as a young player, given his first genuine chance to start in the first XI, he has probably been told to ‘keep it simple’

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