BBC pundit Garth Crooks hails Tottenham defender Kyle Walker

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Garth Crooks selected two Tottenham stars in his Team of the Week.

Garth Crooks has hailed Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker, after his dominant display against Bournemouth.

Walker was one of two players along with hat-trick hero Harry Kane to make the pundit's team of the week on the BBC website.

The right-back has been in good form all season long, even standing out in the opening day loss at Old Trafford in which he scored a decisive own goal.

Crooks said: "Kyle Walker was impressive against City in the 4-1 win last month and even better against Bournemouth.

"The full-back is playing with so much confidence at the moment it's scary."

Walker made more tackles than any other player on the pitch in the 5-1 win at Bournemouth, making six in total while the rest of the back four managed eight combined.

He was the only Tottenham defender to create a goalscoring opportunity, and completed 91 per cent of his passes, again the best of any player in the backline.

After coming back from injury last season Walker struggled for form, but as Crooks points out, his confidence is sky high - scary - to use his phrase.

In doing so he has changed perceptions of his talent, and is battling back to reclaim his England spot from Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne. With a Euro 2016 spot to aim for at the end of the season, Walker has all the motivation he needs to maintain his high level of performance.

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