Jermaine Jenas: Tottenham 26-year-old should add goals to his game
By Dominic Toner
Jermaine Jenas has joked with Tottenham defender Kyle Walker that he needs to start scoring.
The 26-year-old is a crucial member of the Spurs squad and one of Mauricio Pochettino’s most trusted players.
He has missed just one Premier League game this season, which was through suspension, and is regarded as one of the best right-backs in the division.
The England international is an attack-minded full-back, but is still without a goal this season in his 30 appearances.
Ex-Spurs midfielder Jenas hailed the performance of Walker in the weekend 4-0 win over Stoke, but feels scoring goals is the only thing missing from his skill set.
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“Kyle Walker was also phenomenal down the right,” Jenas said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “He just needs to score! I keep winding him up saying ‘you need to get a goal mate’!”
Walker has developed into a fantastic player for both club and country at White Hart Lane following his arrival in 2009.
The defender has thrived under Argentinian boss Pochettino and has become one of Spurs’ greatest attacking threats.
He has managed six assists this season by bombing on forward down the right flank and has electric pace.
Jenas has challenged Walker to be clinical in front of goal as he gets in the positions to seriously hurt opponents.
Walker has managed just four goals in 220 appearances for Spurs, but will now be looking to better that record as he is often used on the right hand side of a 3-4-3 formation.
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