Kyle Walker-Peters reflects on first Tottenham Hotspur call-up

White Hart Lane

The 18-year-old watched from the bench as Tottenham Hotspur smashed Bournemouth 3-0.

Quoted by Inside Futbol, Tottenham Hotspur prospect Kyle Walker-Peters revealed he experienced a combination of excitement and nerves after being told that he was promoted to the senior squad for Sunday's 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

The Lilywhites smashed Eddie Howe's side at White Hart Lane on the weekend to move back within five points of Premier League leaders Leicester City.

Harry Kane netted a first-half brace, before Christian Eriksen completed the scoring as Spurs passed what was considering a test of their mettle, with Leicester having already won the previous day.

There was an unfamiliar face on the Tottenham bench in the form of 18-year-old Walker-Peters, as the youngster -  who captained the Under-21s to victory on the Friday - admits that he met the news of his first senior call-up with mixed emotions.

“I knew on Saturday that I would be coming to the game but I found out I was on the bench when I got to the ground”, Walker-Peters told his club's official website, as quoted by Inside Futbol.

“My reaction was obviously excitement and I guess a bit of nerves too, but I was very pleased to be involved for the first time.

"The players were outstanding in the game – it was a great experience for me to see them from a different angle. Obviously I was in the changing rooms and I saw what the character of the players is like on a matchday which can only benefit me going forward."

 

As it were, Walker-Peters, a full-back, never got any minutes on the pitch, but he has been given a taste of the senior set-up now and manager Mauricio Pochettino will hope that it gives him an appetite for the big time.

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