By Coral Barry
Kyle Walker is ready to give his best years to Tottenham as he looks to be an integral part of a Spurs squad that he thinks can win trophies.
The right-back had an excellent season for Spurs and is now set to be rewarded with a place in the England squad as they gear up to compete in this summer’s European Championships.
Walker admits he knows he will never be the star of the Tottenham team, but is dedicated to developing into one of the Premier League’s best full-backs.
“It’s been great to be a part of such a special team with youth, excitement, energy and just a willingness to work hard every game,” said Walker speaking to the Tottenham website.
“This last season has probably been one of those ones where I’ve topped when I got the Young Player of the Year award – obviously you’re not always going to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds with Harry Kane banging in all the goals and Dele Alli coming onto the scene and doing fantastically well, but personally I’ve been happy.
“Obviously we did well as a team, too, but I still think there’s a lot more to come from me.
“I’m 26 now so I’m not a young kid any more. Hopefully these are the prime years of my career and I can push forward and win some medals with Tottenham Hotspur.”
Walker missed just five league matches last season as he helped Spurs to an impressive third place finish.
Tottenham were competing for the title right up until the final weeks of the league campaign and the England squad is now full of Spurs’ young stars.
The 26-year-old should be joined by teammates Danny Rose, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Dele Alli on the plane to France.