Ray Wilkins speaks highly of Tottenham’s Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker

Ray Wilkins seems to rate Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker highly.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Friday morning (November 13) that Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker can become a top player if he works on his defensiveness.

"He has got incredible athletic ability, there’s no two ways about it," said Wilkins. "If he could just curb his defensiveness, then he could absolutely be a top draw player.

"Just work on your defensive play just a little bit more because everything else he possesses is first class."

Walker joined Tottenham from Sheffield United in the summer of 2009.

The 25-year-old has struggled with injury problems in the past, but he is now firmly the first-choice right-back for Spurs.

Walker is also the first-choice England international right-back and will be an important player for the Three Lions at the 2016 European Championship next summer.

The Englishman has featured in 12 Premier League matches so far this season, creating eight chances in the process.

Walker has a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 75%, and has won 20 headers, five dribbles and 33 tackles.

Tottenham are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment with 21 points from 12 matches.

The North London outfit are currently just three points behind Manchester United, who are fourth in the standings.

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