The performance of Kyle Walker-Peters has split opinion among Tottenham Hotspur fans. Tottenham drew 2-2 with Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium after twice coming from behind.
Walker-Peters was partially at fault for the opening goal. Raheem Sterling nipped in at the back post to head in Kevin De Bruyne’s sensational cross. But aside from that mistake, Walker-Peters held his own.
The 22-year-old had a difficult task against the reigning champions. With the likes of David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, De Bruyne and Sterling in their attacking midfield ranks, Walker-Peters was always going to be tested.
Walker-Peters has taken the starting right-back spot at Tottenham this season. Kieran Trippier departed to join Atletico Madrid, leaving Walker-Peters and Serge Aurier to compete for the right-back slot.
Mauricio Pochettino has placed his faith in Walker-Peters for the first two games of the season and he will be hoping to repay that. The England U21 international’s performances have been mixed so far.
Here are some tweets from Spurs fans discussing how Walker-Peters performed against Man City yesterday.
Walker-Peters is an undoubted improvement on Trippier, I just think he needs time, let’s give him that….#THFC
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) August 17, 2019
KWP will improve the more games he gets. Lots of silly mistakes but he wasn’t the only one! No doubt he is a talent and will learn from this game 👍🏻
— StewH (@stew1706hunt) August 18, 2019
KWP is going to be a quality player for us.
He's had a good start to the season, a little blip for City's goal but that's it.
Support him instead of scrutinising everything.
You're the same fans that hammered Walker and Rose before they found consistency.
— Rob (@RobMDK) August 18, 2019
Kwp is quite good, but i agree we defiently have to upgrade that position to be better
— Eyvind🇳🇴 (@Kingsservant82) August 17, 2019
KWP’s lack of pace could cost us if he’s out of position but I thought he did well today against tough opposition.
— Jono Brough (@JonoTHFC1882) August 17, 2019
KWP defensive lapse allowed Raheem Sterling to steal in at the far post for the opening goal. Spatial awareness and communication.
— Football JC (@jcmcleannfl) August 17, 2019