Exclusive: Robinson convinced that 'outstanding' rarely-seen Tottenham player is 'a miss'
Paul Robinson is convinced that Tottenham are missing out by not utilising right-back Kyle Walker-Peters much this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs shot-stopper shared that he thought the 22-year-old right-back has been a miss for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season as he is an outstanding option.
Walker-Peters featured in Spurs’ first three league games of the season but hasn’t even made the bench for their last seven Premier League matches.
However, the 22-year-old did play the full game against Colchester United in the EFL Cup in September where Spurs ended up being eliminated from the tournament via penalties.
The Sun previously reported that Walker-Peters was set to be loaned out in January with Crystal Palace keen on acquiring his services.
Despite the defender reportedly facing a temporary exit from Spurs, Robinson is convinced that he is a miss and that the issue Pochettino had was that there weren’t further options behind Walker-Peters in the pecking order.
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“Kyle Walker-Peters has been a miss for us as he is an outstanding full-back, but I think the cover and options we have behind him, we could have done with Kieran Trippier sticking around a bit longer,” Robinson told Football Insider.
The right-back has made a grand total of 23 appearances for Spurs’ senior side after rising through the club’s youth system to break into the first-team.
Walker-Peters struggled for game time last season as well as he only managed to feature 10 times across all competitions, though he was selected to play against Barcelona in December.
The 22-year-old has been at Tottenham for the entirety of his professional football career and is contracted to stay at the club until 2023.