Danny Murphy has told BBC Sport that Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer has impressed him.
The former Tottenham midfielder was impressed with Wimmer’s performance against Manchester City at the weekend.
The 23-year-old started the Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening in place of the injured Jan Vertonghen and played for the entire 90 minutes.
The Austria international centre-back had a pass accuracy of 96%, and made one interception, seven clearances and one block.
Murphy was impressed with Wimmer’s performance against City, and believes that he has stepped up to the challenge of replacing Vertonghen in the Tottenham team.
“The big question for me was at centre-half where Kevin Wimmer has had to come in for the injured Jan Vertonghen,” the former England international midfielder told BBC Sport.
“Wimmer had helped Spurs keep clean sheets in their wins over Norwich and Watford but in Sergio Aguero he was up against arguably the best striker in the league.
“The biggest compliment I can pay the 23-year-old Austrian is that his side did not miss Vertonghen at all. Wimmer was only making his third league start in English football but he looked as though he had been part of the team all season.”
In four Premier League appearances for Spurs so far this season, Wimmer has a pass accuracy of 91%, and has won four headers.
Tottenham are second in the Premier League table at the moment with 51 points from 26 matches, just two points behind leaders Leicester City.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will return to league action on February 28 when they take on Swansea City at White Hart Lane in North London.