Southampton are top of the Premier League after a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle United at St Mary’s.
Goals from Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong secured the win for the Saints, which has, remarkably, taken Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team top of the league.
One of the key players for Southampton so far this season has been Kyle Walker-Peters, who joined the club from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
Although not a part of the deal that saw Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg head to Spurs, the two did seem to happen side-by-side, with the England under-21 defender joining the Saints for a reported (The Sun) £12 million this summer.
That followed a loan spell at St Mary’s and plenty of Tottenham fans were sad to see Walker-Peters go.
The versatile defender has plenty of promise but never quite managed to find form when he was given a chance in the Tottenham first-team.
Now, plenty of Tottenham fans are wondering if the club should have stuck by Walker-Peters.
The 23-year-old was exceptional against Newcastle, dangerous going forward, solid defensively, and even occasionally coming inside to provide a passing option in a style reminiscent of the great Phillip Lahm.
Whilst Tottenham are happy with Hojbjerg and have Serge Aurier and new signing Matt Doherty battling for the right-back position, some can’t help but wonder if KWP deserved a better crack of the whip at Spurs.
Always rated KWP happy to see him balling for you lot
— Anton🇩🇰 (@ThfcAnton) November 6, 2020
KWP doing bits pic.twitter.com/GF5FGmUz1C
— Nick (@THFC_Nick21) November 6, 2020
— James Robbins (@James_THFC) November 6, 2020
Replaced a homegrown, Spurs-supporting, Premier League right-back with a Championship-level Arsenal fan. A textbook bit of Spurs squad building. https://t.co/RlL6NYI3y1
— The Name The Stadium After Lamela’s Dog Campaign (@bankruptspurs) November 6, 2020
On seeing Doherty in a Spurs shirt so far and how KWP has played for Saints. Who would you prefer at Spurs right now?
— WHLParkLane (@Craig_Spur) November 6, 2020
The Walker-Peters – Højbjerg worked very well for both players and clubs
But I wish we could’ve kept KWP and also buy Højbjerg
— Spursd22 (@SpursD22) November 6, 2020
Top of the Prem,
Where would Spurs have been if we’d have kept KWP and not bought Hojbjerg?
The smallest tweaks can make a lot of difference pic.twitter.com/9VeM3Kuu0d
— Glory Glory (@gloryglorytott) November 6, 2020
Hope he does well for you guys, Pierre’s doing wonders for us
— Grant (@grant_tennant22) November 6, 2020
He was worth sacrificing to get hojbusquets
— 👁dyssey (@23Ody23) November 6, 2020
was infuriating how happy spurs fans were to use him as a makeweight for hojbjerg; kyle’s class
— sam reid (@samreids) November 6, 2020