Kyle Walker is too unreliable to be Tottenham's only recognised right-back

Kyle Walker

The England international is having a blip at Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur have had a fairly decent year, although they are looking like coming away from it with nothing after a tough couple of weeks. Dumped out of the Europa League by Fiorentina and beaten in the Capital One Cup final by Chelsea - they are also scraping on to hope of a top four place as the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton stand in their way.

Throughout the campaign one area which has truly caused them problems is at right-back.

They played the likes of Eric Dier and Vlad Chiriches there at the start of the season, but obviously they were just waiting for their regular man to return.

That man was Kyle Walker.

The England international returned from a lengthy absence with a groin problem in December, after eight months on the sidelines.

However, in the last couple of weeks, his glaring inability has been on show.

He had a great start to the year, really helping out Tottenham when he returned to action, but recent performances have been below sub-par.

In the League Cup final with Chelsea he was apparently carrying an injury. But he was certainly partly to blame for both goals and failed to handle Eden Hazard throughout the evening.

Against Swansea this week, he was just as bad.

When Jefferson Montero entered the field of play he ran riot against Walker, who simply could not handle his man. It almost cost them the game, were it not for a fantastic save from Hugo Lloris.

Obviously Walker is talented and capable of playing in this Tottenham team. You could also argue that he does not get much help from his winger in front of him in the Pochettino system, a fair point in defence of the England international.

But quality back-up is needed to keep him on his toes and to replace him when he is having one of his horror show days at the office.

Is DeAndre Yedlin that man? Time will tell. But Tottenham fans should hope so, as Walker is simply not reliable enough to be the only first-class right-back option on hand.

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