Walker-Peters shines for Tottenham against Leicester

It has been a good 24 hours for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle-Walker Peters.

Indeed, the 21-year-old made just his second Premier League start of the season against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon, before penning a new long-term contract at Spurs.

Walker-Peters is now tied to Tottenham until the summer of 2021, and that is an indication that head coach Mauricio Pochettino sees the defender as a player capable of big things.

Tottenham’s crazy 5-4 victory over Leicester City on Sunday was the match on the final weekend of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign.

It was also the first time that Walker-Peters had started a Premier League fixture since the opening weekend of the season away to Newcastle United.

Kieran Trippier has impressed in the right-back area for Spurs this term, but the same cannot be said for Serge Aurier, who has done more harm than good in that position.

Walker-Peters would have been keen to make his point to Pochettino on the final weekend of the season, and that was indeed the case.

The right-back set up Erik Lamela for both of the Argentine’s goals at Wembley, whilst a passing success rate of 72% for a player that delivered a lot of crosses is a very impressive statistic.

Kyle Walker-Peters stats vs. Leicester

Walker-Peters, who is valued at £2.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, also made two tackles during the 90 minutes, and was not afraid to venture forward, which is shown by his three dribbles on the afternoon.

The fact that the young Englishman had 79 touches is also extremely impressive, and there is no question that Tottenham benefited from his strong running in a wide position.

Walker-Peters must work on his defensive skills if he is to become a feature for Tottenham in the coming years, but all of the core skills are there, and it was a fine attacking performance from the defender against the Foxes.