Kyle Walker hails impact of Tottenham summer signings Alderweireld and Trippier

Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker has praised the quality of Tottenham's defenders.

Tottenham right back Kyle Walker has told The Mirror that he has been impressed with the club's defensive options this season.

Walker, 25, has been a mainstay of the Tottenham side this season, having started all 17 of their Premier League games so far this term.

There has been a noticeable improvement in Walker's play this season, and if he continues to impress as he has so far, he has a great chance of being named in England's European Champions squad next summer.

Walker isn't the only one though, as Tottenham's defence as a whole has gone from shaky last season to solid and often impenetrable this season. Having conceded just 14 goals so far, no team has let in fewer goals in the Premier League this season, and that has given manager Mauricio Pochettino a great platform to build on.

Now, Walker has discussed the Spurs back four, and their backups, whilst highlighting two summer signings in an interview with the Daily Mirror.

Walker has noted that centre back Toby Alderweireld has been a key signing due to his long-standing partnership with Jan Vertonghen having played together with former club Ajax and the Belgian national team.

Whilst Alderweireld is a regular starter, the same can't be said for right back Kieran Trippier. Walker has praised him too though, stating that he deserves praise for a different reason - pushing Walker to become a better player due to the increased competition for places at right back.

"Toby Alderweireld has been a real good signing for us. He and Jan Vertonghen play together for Belgium," said Walker. "I’ve known Danny Rose for a while now. Hugo Lloris is a top goalkeeper and there is good quality competition behind us. That’s not just the back four."

"I’ve known Tripster (Kieran Trippier) playing with England’s Under-19s. He is keeping me on my toes which is good for me as he is pushing me to become a better player," he added, showing the impact Trippier has made since signing from Burnley over the summer.

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