Southampton manager praises on-loan Spurs man Kyle Walker-Peters after display

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Dom Le Roy

Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl has revealed that Spurs loanee, Kyle Walker-Peters has improved over the past few weeks.

The right-back has struggled for game time with the Saints since his move to the South Coast on loan in January.

However, the 23-year-old played 45 minutes in Southampton’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Thursday night.

Walker-Peters was brought on at half-time after only managing a total of 73 minutes on the pitch for the Saints before that point (Transfermarkt).

The Austrian coach insisted Walker-Peters is still a little rough around the edges but is on the right track to improving.

“He did a good job today in possession with good decisions. We can still improve this player but he was much better,” Hassenhuttl said in the post-match press conference via Football.London.

Walker-Peters will stay with Southampton on loan until the end of the season, but his long-term future is yet unknown amidst reports of a potential player swap deal.

Football Insider reported last month that Spurs may offer Walker-Peters in part exchange for Southampton midfielder, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Spurs Web Opinion

It is good to see that KWP is finally beginning to get his foot in the door at Southampton. He has been at Spurs since he was a child and, although he is unlikely to have a future with us, we all want to see him playing for a decent side in the future.

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