By Amir Mir

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker delivered a wasteful attacking performance during England’s 2-0 win over Malta on Saturday, according to a senior journalist.

BBC Sport chief football writer McNulty slammed right-back Walker for his performance against the minnows in the World Cup qualifier by giving him a rating of five out of ten.

Walker played the full 90 minutes for his national side, as the home team dominated 80 per cent of the possession at Wembley.

By contrast, McNulty gave Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson the highest rating of the England players with eight, but was critical of a certain aspect of Walker’s play.

“Nothing to do defensively and wasted too many good crossing positions,” McNulty wrote in his BBC Sport column.

Midfielder Henderson produced a pin-point cross for Reds teammate Daniel Sturridge to open the scoring, before Dele Alli scrambled home the second just before half-time.

Interim boss Gareth Southgate secured his first victory in front of 81,718 spectators at Wembley, after the sacking of Sam Allardyce.

Walker has made 20 appearances for the national side, providing three assists, with the speedster also making seven league appearances for Spurs this term.

In other Tottenham news, the club’s senior man is to open talks about a switch to France.