Pochettino addresses Walker exit rumours

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has called for calm among the numerous transfer rumours linking star players with a move away from the club.

Kyle Walker has been prominently linked with a move to Manchester City and the rumours have been fuelled in recent weeks with Pochettino’s preference to start Kieran Trippier in the right-back berth ahead of the England international.

Walker is in the squad to face West Ham on Friday night and has trained as normal with the first team this week. Fans have become frustrated with the media’s

“All 21 players are focused to help achieve the things we want to achieve,” Pochettino said when asked by the media at the press conference.

“I am so calm. The players are calm. They know what happens inside.

“It’s important that the fans know that the players are calm and we will see at the end of the season whether the rumours are true or not.”

Asked about Walker’s absence against Arsenal and Chelsea, Pochettino said: “For me every game is big. Crystal Palace was big. Swansea was a big game.”

He continued: “When you have players that deserve to play and play, then all players feel an important part of the team.

“The rotation between Danny Rose and Ben Davies, or Kyle and Trippier, you can see their performances.

“It’s because we have good players in the squad that it affects their team-mates and makes them better.”

Walker is one of a number of players to have been linked with moves away from Tottenham but Pochettino said nothing will be decided until the summer.

“No decision until the end of the season about anything,” Pochettino said.

“I accept the business but please, I think our fans don’t care. It’s true that Tottenham are a trending topic in all the rumours – we are champions. In the last two seasons (for rumours) we are more than first.”

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  1. For £50m you would be mad not to take that considering he only cost a few million. And we have Trippier ready made replacement who in some ways is evenue better. Particularly crossing.

  2. i think it would be very sad if Walker moved on this is just the start of something big at spurs and we are going to get even better under Poch we have 22 first team players not just 11

  3. There’s no one player bigger than the club. Not all 22 players can start each game. You don’t go and start sulking and want to leave if you get dropped to the bench. Walker started against West Ham and that was a game he should have tried to prove a point. The only point he proved was that Poch was right to drop him.


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