Poch on how Spurs fans should treat Walker upon return

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino believes that Kyle Walker deserves to receive a good reception from the fans upon his return to the club this weekend.

The right-back is expected to be in the Manchester City side which visits Wembley on Saturday evening and will be the first time he has played in front of the ‘home’ Tottenham support since his £45million summer switch.

Walker joined Tottenham in July 2009 in a joint deal from Sheffield United, which includes Kyle Naughton and went on to make over 180 appearances for the club, before losing his place at the end of last season to Kieran Trippier while it was rumoured that tensions between the player and manager were running high.

The England international cited the fact that he wanted to win trophies as the reason why he decided to leave Spurs to join City and will become a Premier League title winner this season.

Pochettino told the press earlier today: “The relationship is good with us, with the club. He deserves a good reception. It is natural sometimes for the fans to be disappointed when they love some player and the decision is to move.

“But I think after seven or eight months after that thing happened, he deserves a good reception from the fans. I think the fans love him, disappointed in the moment he left, but he deserves a good reception from the fans.

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