With nothing riding on the final group game between Spurs and Bayern Munich last night Jose Mourinho unsurprisingly opted to name a makeshift team for the match.
Apart from handing starts to fringe players who haven’t had a chance to feature under him so far, the Portuguese manager also decided to start some of the younger players including Juan Foyth, Ryan Sessegnon and Kyle Walker-Peters.
Unsurprisingly, the Bayern team had too much for the unfamiliar Spurs team to handle after they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena.
Walker-Peters was particularly poor on the night, when he seemed overwhelmed at times by Bayern’s attacking quality down their left-hand side. He looked to be a defensive liability for most of the game and was also quite wasteful in possession as well.
Some Spurs fans were quite concerned at the 22-year-old’s poor display and questioned why he hasn’t developed much at all in the past few years.
It pains me to say it, but Kyle Walker-Peters just isn’t good enough.
He’s got to go to a smaller club where he could start instead of wasting his career as a reserve.
— Aryeh 🇮🇱 (@hadar_yid) December 11, 2019
Things we have learnt from this game:
Dier by nature dier by name
Kyle Walker-peters will never be good enough
The sooner eriksen & rose are gone the better
On the bright side its Christmas.
— Benny ~ (@EviLad93) December 11, 2019
Kyle Walker Peter's 22 yrs old NOT GOOOD ENOUGH!!!! Alfonso Davies 19 miles better
— 🌚🤙🏾 (@4kmog) December 11, 2019
Kyle Walker-Peters is very very very shit looool
— Daniel Mo (@Danielmo888) December 11, 2019
The penny must finally have dropped!
At 22 years of age Kyle Walker-Peters has failed to improve or develop. Simply not good enough and way off ECL standards. I wish him well, wherever his career takes him, however his future is not with us.#COYS #THFC
— Chris Beresford (@CNBeresford) December 11, 2019
Kyle Walker-Peters is absolutely shocking. It’s like getting the bottom pit of shocking Trippier but 10x worse
— LP ✈︎ (@thfclp__) December 11, 2019
Danny Rose and Kyle Walker-Peters 😔😔
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) December 11, 2019
— Edward Hardy (@edwardhardy25) December 11, 2019
— Dean (@deanrd94) December 11, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
While I have always considered Walker-Peters to be an intelligent footballer, the more I see him play for the first team, the more I am convinced that he will never be good enough defensively for the top level. He also repeatedly plays it safe going forward and almost never manages to get a yard on his man and put a ball in. So, I am failing to see what he provides at wing back.
Frustratingly, the club have failed to help him develop in recent seasons with a lack of game time – whether that be at Spurs or out on loan.
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