Chris Sutton states whether demoted Tottenham player will be worried about his first team spot
By Amir Mir
Chris Sutton has lauded Kyle Walker for his performances this season and believes the recently demoted Tottenham man will not be worried about his first team spot.
Mauricio Pochettino has recently opted to start backup right-back Kieran Trippier in his position for two of Spurs’ last three matches.
During those two games, the north London club have impressed, picking up six points and scoring six goals added with their two clean sheets.
Trippier has particularly produced the goods during those outings, providing an assist in the last game when Tottenham beat Watford 4-0 at White Hart Lane.
Following his impressive performances, former Celtic striker Sutton delivered his verdict on the club’s squad depth in defence.
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“It is incredible the strength Tottenham have in their full-back areas,” Sutton told the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio Five Live.
“It is a worry for Walker? I think Walker has been absolutely brilliant this season. Great energy, creative going forward, a good defender, what a bit of recruitment that is.”
Over the course of the season, Trippier has played 16 games in all competitions, starting 12 of those encounters, supplying five assists.
However, he has only been named in the starting XI for Premier League matches on three occasions by Pochettino.
By contrast, Walker has been a regular throughout the season until his recent demotion to the bench by his manager.
The England international has played 33 matches in all competitions, including starting 27 league games, where he has provided his teammates with six assists.
Pochettino will be planning for a home clash against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at the weekend as both Walker and Trippier will be fighting for a first team spot.
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