The Tottenham Hotspur right-back understands the importance of the upcoming campaign on him as an individual.
The 25-year-old has been blighted by injury in the past, and although he finally returned to first-team action last season – making 21 appearances in the process – he missed the end of the campaign with another problem.
Now fit and ready to get started once more, Walker has accepted just what a big year he has ahead of him, even more so when you consider he has the added competition of DeAndre Yedlin and Kieran Trippier, with the latter surely the favourite to start the season as first-choice right-back.
“This is probably the biggest season of my career so far,” Walker told tottenhamhotspur.com. “Things have been up and down for me and now I need a consistent season.
“I know I have to hit the ground running; I’m working hard and fingers crossed this will be the season everything falls back into place again.”
Walker has played a total of 155 games for Tottenham to date and he is likely to still have a big role to play moving forward considering the amount of games Spurs look set to play next season.
But it has been a while since there has been this much competition for a single place at White Hart Lane, with Eric Dier also more than capable of filling in at right-back.
So even if he does stay injury-free, Walker may find his place is lost to one of the promising young right-backs Tottenham have recently recruited.