Tottenham Hotspur latest, Walker injury boost, Dier on lessons learned

Kyle Walker

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening.

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker is to return to training in two weeks' time according to the London Evening Standard, having been struggling with a pelvic injury.

Walker hasn't been involved in competitive action since March and the right-back had to have surgery to correct the problem and will link up with the development squad next week.

One of his replacements in the side in summer signing Eric Dier has been reflecting on his opening couple of months at the club in an interview with London24.

The 20-year-old has been talking about the lessons he has learned by being so involved in the Premier League so early on in his Tottenham career.

He said: “I didn’t really know what to expect to be honest, I just thought I’d take it step by step and see where I was at.

“I’ve learned a lot. I’ve made mistakes and learned a lot in such a short period of time, playing Liverpool and Man City - and it’s every team really. I’ve learned something in every game so it’s really good."

Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has called on his side to improve in the Premier League after last weekend's disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Newcastle United. 

Spurs bounced back with a 2-0 win over Brighton in the week to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup, but Pochettino wants the side to learn their lesson from last week's disappointment.

He told the Spurs website: “We played well for the first 45 minutes against Newcastle but we had a lack of concentration at the beginning of the second half and that changed the game. After that, it was difficult.

“It’s important that the players realise the situation and what we need to improve. It’s always good to be honest."

Kyle Naughton returned from injury in the midweek win over Brighton and was pleased to be part of a side that managed to keep a clean sheet. He also told the club's website that he is targeting silverware this season.

He said: “A clean sheet is always positive, I thought the back four were excellent but the whole team was good from the goalkeeper to the strikers.

“Our aim is to win something and we’ll give it our all in all the competitions and this one is no different.”

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