One position that most Spurs fans are in debate about right now is right-back. Despite having three options: Aurier, KWP and Foyth, none of them seem to be the whole package.
However, with Aurier rumoured to want to leave (Daily Mail) and Foyth being injured, KWP is going to get an extended run in the team.
As a young player, he has much to learn and is not as attacking as Aurier but is a solid and dependable player which may suit Spurs now due to the attacking threat we have in midfield.
So far, we have played two very different sort of teams. KWP had a very positive game against Aston Villa. Making the joint-most amount of tackles of any Spurs player, completing the second most dribbles and having more touches of the ball than anyone else (Who Scored). Granted, Spurs were all over Villa, but he was still solid.
KWP wasn’t as good against Man City, but realistically no-one apart from Moura was good in the game. He wasn’t helped by getting little support from his defensive midfield and this meant he had to be narrow, leaving Sterling on his own out wide, a situation nobody wants to be in!
Sterling has given even the world’s best right-backs a torrid time and KWP did well to almost keep track of him all game. Despite the negativity online, he actually made the second-highest number of tackles of any player in the match (Who Scored).
The next matches in the calendar for Spurs are Newcastle and Arsenal, one easier than the other. These represent more opportunities for KWP to help keep some clean sheets, maybe get an assist or two, and solidify his claim as Spurs’ first-choice right-back for this season!
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