Exclusive: Robinson calls for Tottenham 26y/o to be axed in favour of 'Outstanding young talent'
Paul Robinson claimed Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters should replace Serge Aurier in Spurs’ first-team as soon as he is fit.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Spurs keeper heaped praise on Walker-Peters and stated that the full-back is an outstanding young talent who is good enough for the first-team.
The 22-year-old right-back featured in Spurs’ first three league games of the season, before injury struck, and has been an unused substitute in both of Jose Mourinho’s first two league matches in charge.
Robinson explained that Walker-Peters shouldn’t find it hard to take the shirt off current first-choice right-back Serge Aurier before directly calling for the 22-year-old to be thrown into the team.
When asked whether Walker-Peters is good enough to feature for the first-team, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think they looked at him at the start of the season to be the right-back for this year and I do think he is good enough.
“I think he is an outstanding young talent, I think his problem is staying fit and staying in the team.
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“He is coming back at a good time from his injury as he’s coming into a team that is playing well, and with a new manager coming in, everyone wants to be fit, everyone wants to be challenging for places.
“And it’s up to him, to take the shirt off Serge Aurier which in my opinion I don’t think will be hard.
“As soon as Walker-Peters is fit, I think he should go back in and it’s up to him to keep his place and give Mourinho a problem come January.
“Though I do think we need to strengthen in that position come January.”
Aurier has regularly featured for Spurs this season with the 26-year-old racking up 12 appearances across all competitions.
The current first-choice right-back has been at Tottenham since August 2017 after joining from French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
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