‘Looked suspect’ – Some fans react to Walker-Peters’ Saints debut

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Some Tottenham and Southampton fans have been left unimpressed with Kyle Walker-Peters’ display on his debut for the Saints against Burnley on Saturday.

Walker-Peters completed a loan move to Southampton on transfer deadline day last month after failing to get much first-team football at Spurs this season.

The 22-year-old Spurs star is expected to get first-team opportunities on the South coast for the remainder of the campaign, which started yesterday.

He was thrown straight into the side for the clash against Burnley on Saturday but didn’t enjoy the best of starts at the St. Mary’s Stadium as the home side fell to a 2-1 defeat.

The Spurs loanee was replaced by Michael Obafemi in the 72nd minute as the home side went looking for a late equaliser, but failed to find it.

Some Spurs fans didn’t feel the young defender was up to the mark on his debut:

Some Southampton fans, however, were a little kinder in their assessment of Walker-Peters and insisted that they were willing to be patient with him.

Spurs Web Opinion

Given how little football Walker-Peters has played for the last couple of years, it isn’t surprising at all that he looked rusty. It is extremely unfair to judge him unless he has a few games under his belt and gets used to Southampton’s way of playing. Even if he isn’t good enough for us, I believe the 22-year-old has more than enough quality to become a regular for the Saints.

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