Some Tottenham Hotspur fans may have still been mourning the loss of Kyle Walker following the right-back’s impressive performance for new club Manchester City on Saturday, but he was soon forgotten by the end of the weekend.
The reason being the performance of Kyle Walker-Peters, who took the vacancy for Sunday’s Premier League opener against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
The 20-year-old, who joined Spurs’ academy in 2013, made his top-flight debut and ended the 2-0 win with Sky Sports’ Man of the Match award.
Kieran Tripper’s injury meant that Walker-Peters was called into action, and even though it is early days, the youngster has given manager Mauricio Pochettino something to think about.
Dele Alli and Ben Davies got on the scoresheet for Tottenham, but the focus was on Walker-Peters, who has made a case for being included in the club’s clash against Chelsea at Wembley this Sunday.
After the match, the young defender took to Twitter, and the fans responded with praise.
What a day! Premier League debut ✅ 3 points ✅ MOTM ✅ thank you for all the support & messages! 🙌🏾💙
— Kyle Walker-Peters (@KyleLPeters) August 13, 2017
Outstanding stuff. Ugo would be so proud 👏👏👏
— Emyr Evans (@bloxwichtaf) August 13, 2017
Kyle Walker has posters of you on his bedroom wall
— N'Ben 🇫🇷 (@Pochspur) August 13, 2017
Didn't look one bit out of place today. Excellent debut – hopefully your first of many more opportunities this season. Keep it up! 💪🏽
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) August 13, 2017
Well played Kyle – So composed throughout today's game and fantastic to see you getting forward at every opportunity, massive future ahead!
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) August 13, 2017
Congratulations, Kyle. Long may it continue. #COYS
— NikhilSaglani-Peters (@Nikhil_Saglani) August 13, 2017
Well played today Kyle. Such a mature and disciplined performance for a debut. #COYS
— Nick Davison (@nick_davison10) August 13, 2017
More to come from you Kyle. This is just the start of your Tottenham journey. Congratulations! Keep up that attitude & you cant fail!👏 #COYS
— Zoe Pearson (@Z_PearsonTHFC) August 13, 2017
— International THFC (@int_thfc) August 13, 2017