Hazard gives verdict on whether Walker will still be at Tottenham next season
By Amir Mir
Micky Hazard believes Kyle Walker will stay at Tottenham next season despite speculation linking him away from the club.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino recently denied reports that he has had a falling out with Walker and that he wants to leave the club.
The Argentine denied dropping the right-back for “big games” after he missed the 2-0 win over Arsenal last Sunday at White Hart Lane.
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Since Pochettino arrived at the north London outfit in 2014, Walker has been one of the most improved players at the club.
Former defender Hazard issued this response to a supporter who asked for his insight into the current Walker situation.
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“I think he will stay,” Walker wrote on his personal Twitter account. “I hope so.”
I think he will stay, I hope so
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) May 5, 2017
For the majority of the campaign, Walker has been a key man and regular player for Tottenham in the starting XI.
However, in recent weeks backup, Kieran Trippier has started ahead of the England international, who has been rooted to the bench.
Walker last started a match for Spurs when they beat their London rivals Crystal Palace 1-0 on March 26 at Selhurst Park.
Pochettino’s team are four points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League table, with four matches of the season remaining.
Spurs take on their London neighbours West Ham on Friday night, which gives them a big opportunity to reduce the gap at the top of the table to just one point.
Eyes will be on the teamsheet and whether Walker is selected to start the encounter ahead of his teammate Trippier.
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