Walker: It's scary to think how good Spurs youngster could become

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has praised Nabil Bentaleb today.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has spoken very highly of Nabil Bentaleb on the club's official site

Bentaleb has had a fine breakthrough season this term and Walker says that it is 'scary' to think how good he could become.

The Algerian is still only starting his career, but he is already an important player for Spurs, and Walker clearly thinks he has a very bright future ahead of him.

"I have to say full credit to all of the [younger] lads," he said. "Harry [Kane’s] had an incredible season and keeps banging the goals in, Ryan [Mason] has a very mature head on his shoulders to play in the centre of the park and Nabil alongside him has been superb. For me, he’s a top-class player and it’s scary to think how good he might be. They all keep their feet on the ground and that’s great to see.”

Spurs have built their success around their three academy graduates and the ease with which they have all acclimatised to first-team life is a source of great excitement at White Hart Lane. 

Kane has stolen most the headlines this season, with his goalscoring feats, but Bentaleb's importance for the side cannot be underestimated.

Not only is he energetic, but he also has masses of technical ability and looks a very refined performer already, which is staggering considering his age.

The midfield axis of Mason and Bentaleb is one which Tottenham can build around for years to come and the duo should both develop even more as they become further accustomed to playing first-team football. 

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