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Kyle Walker-Peters shows his Tottenham future is bright with impressive final-day performance

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Kyle Walker-Peters shows his Tottenham future is bright with impressive final-day performance

The 21-year-old impressed throughout an enthralling encounter.

Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Walker-Peters made just his third Premier League appearance of the season on Sunday, playing the full 90 minutes en route to Spurs’ wild 5-4 win over Leicester City.

The 21-year-old recovered brilliantly from a shaky start to deliver an encouraging performance at right-back, revealing the Englishman’s bright Spurs future.

Walker-Peters was selected in the starting eleven after both Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier were declared unfit, and it was clear early on that the youngster was not quite at top-speed.

The full-back conceded a free-kick within five minutes and then failed to mark Jamie Vardy as the striker headed home to give the Foxes the lead.

Just minutes later, a poor touch from Walker-Peters again led to a Leicester goal; this time Riyad Mahrez fired home.

Much of his poor defending can be attributed to lack of regular Premier League football, as it was the defender’s first league start since the opening day of the season exactly nine months ago.

However, Walker-Peters admirably picked himself up from early disappointment and went on to play a vital part in Tottenham’s come-from-behind victory.

The English Under-21 international terrorised the Leicester defence with his bombarding forays down the right wing, utilising his searing pace and pinpoint delivery to great effect.

Walker-Peters provided two tremendous assists during Tottenham’s fightback, a statistic that was seized upon by intrepid Spurs supporters, who compared it to the seasonal tallies of both Kyle Walker and Aurier.

Kyle Walker-Peters has an incredibly bright future ahead of him at Tottenham Hotspur, and looks to set to flourish under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino in the following seasons.

The Argentinian manager is famous for developing young talent in north London, and Walker-Peters represents yet another promising prospect who can fulfill his sky-high potential for Spurs.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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