Frank Lampard believes Pochettino could be looking to sell this axed Tottenham ace
By Amir Mir
Frank Lampard believes Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettinio could be looking to sell Kyle Walker after his omission from the starting XI against Arsenal.
The 26-year-old ace has been a key and regular member of the Spurs team throughout the season, with Keiran Trippier selected to start the north London clash on Sunday afternoon.
Lampard stated that Pochettino is a “pretty straight manager” and if the Argentine feels Walker could be “looking elsewhere” then that could be the reason for him to select Trippier ahead of the axed player.
Prior to the game against the Gunners, this is what Lampard told Sky Sports 1 about Walker and whether Spurs could be looking to sell the player.
“It could be [a nod to the future],” Lampard told Sky Sports when talking about Trippier starting ahead of Walker. “There is whispers of Kyle Walker of where his future is and maybe Pochettino, he seems like a pretty straight manager to me.
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“I think he will make his decisions and won’t worry about that and if he feels like Kyle Walker is looking elsewhere, if he feels like that might be the change maybe now he’s making his decisions. [on his future]”
Despite being a regular member of the team and Trippier struggling to get any game time at the start of the season, the latter recently found himself starting three of Spurs last six matches.
Pochettino would usually select Trippier during cup games, but impressive performances in recent weeks has seen him gain more time on the pitch.
Over the course of the season, Walker has played 36 matches in all competitions for his side, supplying six assists.
Added to that, he has helped his team secure 14 clean sheets during those encounters, including when he started the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace in midweek.
Since Pochettino arrived at White Hart Lane in 2014, Walker has been one of the most improved players in the team, alongside his fellow full-back Danny Rose.
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