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Spurs and Southampton fans react to Kyle Walker-Peters’s debut display

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Spurs and Southampton fans react to Kyle Walker-Peters’s debut display

A number of Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to react to Kyle Walker-Peters’s display as the right-back made his debut for the Saints in their defeat to Burnley on Saturday.

There have would have been plenty of intrigue leading into Walker-Peters’s bow for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men. He joined on loan in January, but arrived too late to feature against Liverpool and was cup-tied for the FA Cup replay against his parent club.

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But he did get the nod to face the Clarets at St Mary’s this weekend.

Unfortunately for Walker-Peters, it proved to be a disappointing first outing as Southampton were beaten 2-1 by Sean Dyche’s side.

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And Walker-Peters’s performance seemed to attract a mixed response from both Spurs and Saints supporters on social media.

Whoscored.com shows that the youngster’s statistics were perhaps underwhelming. He boasted the worst pass-completion rate of any Southampton player. He also won just two of the four challenges he attempted.

He did however, complete three successful dribbles. No player on the pitch completed more than the 22-year-old.

Walker-Peters may be disappointed with his role in the winning goal. The full-back seemed to be beaten too easily before Matej Vydra slammed the ball home from the edge of the box.

It appears that more of the Southampton fans are optimistic that there will be more to come from the January signing.

They can understand why he did not stand out given that he had not played since December. And there have been some Spurs supporters who have also praised his display.

However, while some believe that Walker-Peters will show why he has a future at the highest level, they do not believe that he will be able to do enough to catch Jose Mourinho’s eye. And they expect his long-term future to lie elsewhere.

Here is what some of the Spurs fans made of Walker-Peters’s performance…

 

And here is what some of the Saints fans made of his display…

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