3 dribbles, 5 crosses: The key stats from Kyle Walker's comeback performance

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Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker put in an encouraging performance against Besiktas last night.

Kyle Walker made his long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur comeback last night during the Lilywhites' 1-0 defeat to Besiktas in the Europa League.

The right-back has been out for the entirety of the season so far with a persistent abdominal problem, but he is edging closer to full fitness now.

It was a major boost for Spurs to have Walker back in the team, as they have missed his pace and attacking intent during the campaign so far. 

Last night he showed some signs of rustiness, but still managed to make a decent impression considering the length of time that he has been out for.

Walker made three dribbles during the match - a total only beaten by Mousa Dembele (4) - and he delivered five crosses, the third most of the team.

That is evidence of how important an offensive weapon he is to this Tottenham side, but he may still have to work on his defensive play before being back to his optimum performance level. 

Walker didn't make a tackle or an interception during the match, with one block being his only meaningful contribution in a defensive sense. 

Even so, it was an impressive display from the England international who said he was feeling perfectly capable to play again on Sunday when the Lilywhites take on Swansea City.

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