Spurs youth delighted after first-team debut - hoping to impress Pochettino on tour

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Kyle Walker-Peters turned out for Mauricio Pochettino's side for the first time on Wednesday.

Young Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters has been discussing his first-team debut on the club's official website.

Walker-Peters is highly thought of at White Hart Lane, and has continued with his impressive progress in recent years by making his first appearance for the first team in the 2-1 win over a Malaysia XI.

He replaced Danny Rose at the break, and put in a strong performance as Spurs comfortably saw out the game - utilising both his pace and a willingness to get forward during the half.

The 18-year-old has Rose and Ben Davies in front of him at left-back, with namesake Kyle Walker and DeAndre Yedlin on the right flank, where he can also play.

The fullback had already visited the Shah Alam Stadium earlier this year while featuring for the club's Under-18 side, and said that experience helped him prepare for the difficult conditions in Malaysia.

“It was a surreal experience and I’m really happy to have made my debut for the first team. I really enjoyed it out there,” said the youngster on the Tottenham website.

“It was so hot, but I did come here recently with the Under-18s, so I knew what was coming and had a bit of a head-start mentally. It was still tough though!

“I feel I’ve worked hard this season to earn this opportunity and I hope I’ve taken it and impressed the manager.

“The senior squad have involved me and the other young lads in everything and that really helps. A lot of the current first team players have all come through the Academy as well and people like Harry Kane, Andros Townsend, Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb all speak to us regularly and give us advice.”

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