Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has said that he is “ready” for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Swansea City.
The right-back played his first competitive match for nine months on Thursday when he started the Europa League Group C game against Besiktas away from home.
Walker gave a good account of himself in Istanbul, and he has now made it clear that he is itching to feature against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
“Everything feels perfect and I’m ready to go for Sunday,” Tottenham’s official website quotes the 24-year-old as saying.
One of the reasons why Walker started against Besiktas was that Tottenham had already qualified for the round of 32 of the Europa League.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino may not be too inclined to retain the England international in his starting line-up against Swansea.
However, the message from Walker is clear: he is ready to offer his services against Swansea.
Garry Monk’s Swansea are a strong side and are currently a point above Tottenham, but Walker is confident of victory over the Welsh outfit.
“In the past couple of years we’ve done well at Swansea,” said Walker. “We’re a good team and there is no reason why we can’t get another positive result there.
“We’ve been a little up and down this season but we have to dig in as a team and keep battling on. There is a lot of quality in the dressing room and we've a lot to play for.”
Past records mean nothing, but Tottenham should indeed feel confident heading into the game against Swansea.