Alan Smith praises Kyle Walker's improvement at Tottenham Hotspur

Kyle Walker impressed Alan Smith was his performance in Tottenham Hotspur's 4-1 win over Aston Villa.

Alan Smith has told Sky Sports during their coverage of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against West Ham United that Kyle Walker has impressed him this season.

Walker came under criticism last term, when he put in a number of error-strewn displays.

However, the right-back has been much improved this time around, and Smith feels he is much more dependable now.

“He’s had a good game, and he’s having a good season, is Kyle Walker,” Smith said.

“There’s not so many defensive errors in his game nowadays. He’s much more reliable and consistent.”

Walker scored during Tottenham’s 4-1 win over West Ham at the weekend, and his performance was highly impressive.

The energetic full-back was a constant menace throughout the contest, and he took his goal stylishly.

Walker seems to have firmly established his place in Tottenham’s line-up, with Kieran Trippier unable to break into the team since arriving from Burnley in the summer transfer window.

Walker’s next chance to impress for Tottenham could come on Thursday evening, when Mauricio Pochettino’s men take on Qarabag in the Europa League.

Success in that contest will see Spurs through to the knockout stage and allow them to focus on Premier League commitments as they seek to maintain a challenge on multiple fronts.

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