Robbie Savage gives verdict on Tottenham's performance, praises Walker's effectiveness

Kyle Walker

Robbie Savage felt Tottenham acquitted themselves well against Manchester United but need more investment.

Tottenham Hotspur pushed Manchester United  hard at Old Trafford in the Premier League's opening match, beaten only by a Kyle Walker own goal.

BBC pundit Robbie Savage has told 5 Live 606 he left with a positive impression of the away side, who were unlucky not to claim at least a point.

Savage noted that Spurs were let down by their lack of depth in attack, with Harry Kane currently the only credible striking option.

He said: "I was quite impressed with Spurs.

"They played some nice football at times, but they need attacking players."

SkySports reported head coach Mauricio Pochettino admitting after the match that Spurs need reinforcements.

Savage also had a positive comment for accidental matchwinner Kyle Walker, noting that Manchester United's wingers, 'couldn't get past him'.

Walker's own goal was unlucky, a result of a real effort to chase back a dallying Wayne Rooney who had found space in the box in possession.

The England defender's all round performance was backed up by statistics, with Walker winning more tackles than any defender across the Premier League all weekend, with the top six also featuring his former stand-in Kyle Naughton, now of Swansea City.

  MatchWon Tackles
Kyle Walker Man Utd vs Tottenham 7
Nyom Everton vs Watford 5
Ritchie de Laet Leicester vs Sunderland 5
Jordan Amavi Bournemouth vs Aston Villa 4
Marc Muniesa Stoke vs Liverpool 4
Kyle Naughton Chelsea vs Swansea 4


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