Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker enjoyed a mixed night for England as they beat Slovenia 1-0 at Wembley on Thursday to secure their spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and Spurs fans were divided on the right-back’s performance.
In what was a below-par showing from the majority of the Three Lions stars in front of a sparse Wembley crowd, Gareth Southgate’s men didn’t find their winning goal until injury-time when Walker crossed for former club teammate Harry Kane to score.
However the 27-year-old, who joined Manchester City in an initial £45m deal during the summer, had his fair share of dodgy moments too, including him failing to impress having been put on free-kick duty.
Tottenham supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.
While some said “thank goodness Walker has gone”, others admitted that they do “miss him a little bit” following his late assist for Kane.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Fine Whines (@john_hammond_) October 5, 2017
Hahahaha that’s why we got rid of you Kyle walker! #coys
— Lord Rob ™ (@Lord_Rob83) October 5, 2017
and Walker took that free kick why, exactly? #COYS
— mdknoll (@mdknoll) October 5, 2017
That took Spurs fans back, Walker crossing for our boy.
— PN7 (@PaxtonNorth) October 5, 2017
Walker is a class full back, whether or not he plays for Spurs. He gave Spurs great service and deserves our respect.
— Kevin Flanagan (@flanagan_58) October 5, 2017
As much as I can't admit it to myself, I really do miss the Kane-Walker linkup for Spurs. Hopefully Aurier can fill that
— Danny Baehler (@dannybaehler) October 5, 2017
Blimey if walker crossed like that for spurs, we'd have kept him
— brett sanders (@brettsanders1) October 5, 2017
Kane brilliant. Walker brilliant. I do miss him a little bit. #ENGSLO
— Its Always Spurs (@ItsAlwaysSpurs) October 5, 2017
The more I see Kyle Walker.. the more convinced I am Spurs got an amazing deal and the better RB (Trippier) #ENGSVN
— Dylan (@DylanLlufrio) October 5, 2017