Tottenham Hotspur’s defeat against Manchester City at the weekend certainly suggested a couple of things about Mauricio Pochettino’s side. One factor that was clear was the standard of play from Tottenham’s two full-backs. Kieran Trippier had a poor game. He was largely at fault for the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win.
However, Ben Davies lost his man in Riyad Mahrez for the goal and the Welshman has also struggled for form this season.
What is becoming clear, is that Tottenham’s two starting full-backs perhaps need to be taken out of the crossfire.
Which is fine. Tottenham have both Serge Aurier and Danny Rose available. But now is also the perfect time for Spurs to give a chance to their talented youngster Kyle Walker-Peters.
It seems the 21-year-old has been around for ages. However, he has never been given an extended run in the Tottenham team or a loan spell elsewhere.
Capable at both right and left back, the Londoner is a regular for the England youth set-up and has always impressed when given a chance for Tottenham.
Now, Mauricio Pochettino has a perfect chance to give him some first-team action, on either side of the defence.
Liverpool found themselves in a similar position back in 2017 and handed a chance to Trent Alexander-Arnold. They have not looked back and the 20-year-old is now one of the best right-backs in the Premier League.
Walker-Peters easily has the ability to do the same. Hopefully, Pochettino gives him the chance to highlight just that.