Tottenham Hotspur had a bit of a shakeup at right-back this summer as they sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.
Trippier only ever came into the team to start with in order to replace Kyle Walker when he left for Man City, and it now looks as if they will look to replace Trippier in house yet again.
Spurs chose not to invest in a new right-sided full-back, with Kyle Walker-Peters, Serge Aurier, and newly-converted Juan Foyth already at the club.
However, Foyth picked up a nasty ankle injury against Bayern Munich in pre-season and Serge Aurier did not feature at all for Spurs over the summer due to African Cup of Nations commitments.
This essentially handed a free opportunity to Walker-Peters against Aston Villa, and the 22-year-old academy graduate impressed during the outing.
Pochettino has now revealed that Walker-Peters will play against Man City too, stating that it will be a challenge for the player, but the club trusts him.
Poch said (Football London): “I think it is obvious [Walker-Peters is proving himself]. The moment Trips flew to Madrid, it opened the door for different players to improve and step up. In the case of Kyle, it is to try to be strong in his mentality and try and compete. Of course, he was good against Aston Villa, but now it is going to be a massive challenge tomorrow. He is a player we trust in, he has the confidence and now he has to take the opportunity to be strong in the position.”
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