By Dominic Toner
Graham Roberts claims that Tottenham pair Kyle Walker and Danny Rose deserved to be in Jamie Carragher’s team of the season so far.
Sky Sports pundit Carragher named his best Premier League team from this campaign and left out both of Spurs’ full-backs.
Ex-Liverpool defender Carragher opted for Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta and Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand instead.
Former Spurs ace Roberts believes that Walker and Rose are the “best full-backs by a mile” in the Premier League and should have been included in Carragher’s team, as cited by his official Twitter account.
Listening Jamie carragher Monday night football picking best team and how can @kylewalker2, Danny rose not be in best full backs by a mile
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) December 20, 2016
The Spurs full-backs have played a crucial role in the club’s success this season and Mauricio Pochettino’s side have conceded just 12 goals in 17 Premier League games.
They are both regulars for England and have established themselves as first-choice players for their clubs.
Walker has played in every league games this season and is one of Pochettino’s most consistent performers.
The 26-year-old gives Spurs a great attacking threat at right-back and already has four assists this season.
Carragher preferred Chelsea’s Azpilicueta in his team and he is regarded as one of the best one-on-one defenders in the division.
Rose has also been a key part of the Spurs starting XI and scored the winning goal on Sunday in the 2-1 victory against Burnley.
The 26-year-old is also attack-minded and the left-back prefers to be in the opposition’s half.
Carragher decided to choose Bertrand for the left-back spot and the pair do compete for a spot with England.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Neville has predicted where the club will finish in the Premier League this season.