Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Walker-Peters has a huge chance to stake his claim against Barcelona on Tuesday in the Champions League.
As reported by Goal, Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed the youngster will get the nod against the Catalan giants in the final group stage match.
The Argentine tactician has both Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier out injured, meaning the 21-year-old is the only recognised right-back in the squad at the moment.
The Ivorian limped out against Leicester City at the weekend and was replaced by Walker-Peters.
It’s a must-win game for Spurs, who currently lie third in their group.
They need to better Internazionale’s result against PSV Eindhoven, so the ex-Southampton boss will be going as full strength as possible.
On Walker-Peters’ he said: “Young players always need the trust and need to play and to play in a difficult place like the Nou Camp will make him stronger than before. We don’t have doubts that he can perform.”
Walker-Peters to do an Alexander-Arnold?
If Walker-Peters can shine in the Nou Camp, then he could well go on to become just like Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The defender, who is actually one year younger than Walker-Peters, has enjoyed an incredible rise over the last couple of years.
Alexander-Arnold managed to take advantage of Nathaniel Clyne’s back injury ahead of the 2017/18 season, and is now firmly established as Jurgen Klopp’s number one right-back.
He also, of course, went to the World Cup as a result of his brilliant consistency for the Reds.
Although Aurier and Trippier aren’t long-term injury absentees, Walker-Peters has a real chance to stake his claim for Spurs against the mighty Barcelona in Spain, and then potentially enjoy a similar career rise to that of Alexander-Arnold.