Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters has an opportunity to stake his claim for the club’s right back slot this season following the sale of Kieran Trippier.
And speaking to the club’s official website, he admitted he got very emotional against Aston Villa on Saturday, especially when Harry Kane’s goal went in to make it 2-1.
He said: “I could have cried on the pitch. It was that sort of emotion as the goal went in. Everything you have been through to get here; on my journey to getting into the first-team and finally opportunities as the gaffer is showing that trust in me.
“Growing up in Tottenham, I just love the club, so those moments mean just that little bit extra. In terms of my career, that match was very important to me.”
TBR’s View – Is it too heartless to say that Walker-Peters needs to get better at keeping his emotions in check?
First things first, the fans love it when players feel the emotion of the match in the same way they do and they’d far rather Walker-Peters’ passion to ambivalence that some players show.
And it was obviously a huge chance to stake his claim right at the start of the season. But is it too heartless to suggest that Walker-Peters can’t let his emotions come to the fore so dramatically in future?
The absolutely elite players keep it under wraps under the most intense pressure and perhaps that will come as Walker-Peters matures and if he becomes a first team regular as he hopes.