The Kyle Walker-Peters Thread

yido-1989

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I’d be happy for him to be our RB this season, even if he does make mistakes along the way. He’s got all the attributes to become very good, he’s a quality player, all he needs is more confidence and playing regular will do that.
 

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He is good and he will get better. Your perception of him is probably due to some distrust or preconceived opinion which results in you viewing him negatively.
Or alternatively yours is because you are so desperate to be proved right so you can be one up in your eyes on an internet forum, and are already starting to try to ram that opinion down everyone's throats.
Doesn't matter how many times you say something, doesn't necessarily make it the case.

He did OK, nothing great, nothing disastrous, but has a lot harder tests to come.
 

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Glad to see everyone respecting his performance, but that was just his 20th first team appearance. He’s going to have bad games in the future, hope everyone will remain patient when that happens and remember that he does have quality.
 

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Glad to see everyone respecting his performance, but that was just his 20th first team appearance. He’s going to have bad games in the future, hope everyone will remain patient when that happens and remember that he does have quality.
Exactly, he will mess up in the short term, but long term he will be a brilliant fullback. Patience is the key. Great game for him on Saturday. As he develops I feel his attacking will come on a lot
 

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Villa had clearly highlighted him as the weak point. Every goal kick Heaton took (eventually) was aimed at their left wing and at KWP. He coped pretty well
 

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What I like about him is technically he is very good in possession.

I want to see more crossing from him and final balls to see how he is in attack.

Defensively still question marks but let’s see.
 

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Decent performance against a newly promoted team. City is a massive test for any fullback and they will almost certainly attack KWP more than Rose, due to the huge difference in experience. A 22 year old Kyle Walker would have been just as much of an obvious target (he didn't really start to look assured defensively until he was closer to 25, and even then had a mistake per game in him).

A very high proportion of City's goals come from luring a fullback out of position and then cutting in to shoot / hitting the back post. I just hope KWP comes through it without any major blunders or knocks to his confidence.
 

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Absolutely lovely stuff from KWP. Really rooting for this kid.

https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/2019/august/walker-peters-i-could-have-cried/

"Having grown up in the shadows of White Hart Lane, this club means a lot to the defender - emotion that was clear to see in the moments that followed Harry’s 86th-minute goal.

'I was just thinking about how much I love Harry (Kane)!' the full-back smiled, recalling his reaction to our number 10's first goal at our new stadium - his second wrapped up the 3-1 win soon after.

'Honestly, I could have cried on the pitch. It was that sort of emotion as the goal went in.

'When that goal goes in, you just think about everything you have been through to get here; everything I have been through on my journey to getting into the first-team and finally getting more and more opportunities as the gaffer is showing that trust in me.

'And, growing up in Tottenham, I just love the Club, so those moments mean just that little bit extra. You can’t control these emotions, it just happens. Everything just builds up in you - especially in that game.

'In terms of my career, that match was very important to me. I have to prove to the staff here and prove to the fans that I am ready to play in important games, help the team and hopefully be a part of a successful season.'”
 
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Absolutely lovely stuff from KWP. Really rooting for this kid.

https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/2019/august/walker-peters-i-could-have-cried/

"Having grown up in the shadows of White Hart Lane, this club means a lot to the defender - emotion that was clear to see in the moments that followed Harry’s 86th-minute goal.

'I was just thinking about how much I love Harry (Kane)!' the full-back smiled, recalling his reaction to our number 10's first goal at our new stadium - his second wrapped up the 3-1 win soon after.

'Honestly, I could have cried on the pitch. It was that sort of emotion as the goal went in.

'When that goal goes in, you just think about everything you have been through to get here; everything I have been through on my journey to getting into the first-team and finally getting more and more opportunities as the gaffer is showing that trust in me.

'And, growing up in Tottenham, I just love the Club, so those moments mean just that little bit extra. You can’t control these emotions, it just happens. Everything just builds up in you - especially in that game.

'In terms of my careerBonnas, that match was very important to me. I have to prove to the staff here and prove to the fans that I am ready to play in important games, help the team and hopefully be a part of a successful season.'”
Well said young man. I wish we would recruit more home grown players such as K.W.P.
Too many overpaid Prima Donner's thinking they are doing their clubs a favour,agreeing to play for them.
 

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He still has bags of potential.

He is 22 and has made only 10 league appearances!!!!

At 22, Kyle Walker was on his third loan spell of his career, at Villa.

Same old problem, of people not realising the time it takes to develop as a player.

My main concern for Walker-Peters is his physique. He will develop, but he will surely always be the smallest player on the pitch.

The modern full back seems to need to be a physical specimen.
 
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I think with VAR size for fullbacks will be less of an issue. As long as you got body position you cannot as an attacker just push players out of the way.

Only one thing I don't like with KWP. He is so "timid". With the original Kyle Walker he would just storm down the line while KWP will often move like a ninja hoping no-one will notice him - even when he has got the ball.

That is something I am quite confident will get better with time though. And I believe Pochettino is a good manager for players that need to become a bit more brave.

The rest he has almost got. Good close control. Comfortable making passes in tight areas. Good pace. Quick feet. Decent crosser and certainly has some awareness in the last third.

Apart from increased braveness I still think he has something to learn in terms of positioning. Quite common for young fullbacks to need a bit of time to master that though. Both Kyle Walker and Rose struggled a long time with it.
 

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I think with VAR size for fullbacks will be less of an issue. As long as you got body position you cannot as an attacker just push players out of the way.

Only one thing I don't like with KWP. He is so "timid". With the original Kyle Walker he would just storm down the line while KWP will often move like a ninja hoping no-one will notice him - even when he has got the ball.

That is something I am quite confident will get better with time though. And I believe Pochettino is a good manager for players that need to become a bit more brave.

The rest he has almost got. Good close control. Comfortable making passes in tight areas. Good pace. Quick feet. Decent crosser and certainly has some awareness in the last third.

Apart from increased braveness I still think he has something to learn in terms of positioning. Quite common for young fullbacks to need a bit of time to master that though. Both Kyle Walker and Rose struggled a long time with it.
Ha the reason Walker stormed was because he is a sprinter that can only really run the ball in straight lines

KWP has genuine dribbling skills and far more skill on the ball

Whether he will be as effective an overall player is going to come down to physique / robustness in the challenge defensively I guess

Walker was / is excellent at running back to recover a situation (sometime of his own making to be fair)
 

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I think with VAR size for fullbacks will be less of an issue. As long as you got body position you cannot as an attacker just push players out of the way.

Only one thing I don't like with KWP. He is so "timid". With the original Kyle Walker he would just storm down the line while KWP will often move like a ninja hoping no-one will notice him - even when he has got the ball.

That is something I am quite confident will get better with time though. And I believe Pochettino is a good manager for players that need to become a bit more brave.

The rest he has almost got. Good close control. Comfortable making passes in tight areas. Good pace. Quick feet. Decent crosser and certainly has some awareness in the last third.

Apart from increased braveness I still think he has something to learn in terms of positioning. Quite common for young fullbacks to need a bit of time to master that though. Both Kyle Walker and Rose struggled a long time with it.
They still do at times, tbf....
 
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