Kyle Walker raves about Andros Townsend

Tottenham fans watch Kyle Walker take a throw in

Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace will face each other in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tottenham fans watch Kyle Walker take a throw inTottenham fans watch Kyle Walker

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has admitted on the club’s official website that playing against Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend is not easy.

Spurs will face London rivals Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

England international defender Walker is likely to start the match at right-back.

Townsend, who joined Palace from Championship club Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, is likely to feature in the Eagles’ starting line-up.

Walker played with Townsend at Tottenham and has spoken highly of the 25-year-old England international defender.

Andros Townsend scores the first goal for NewcastleAndros Townsend scores for Newcastle

“I think we all know the qualities that Andros has got,” Walker good Tottenham’s official website. “I played with him here for a while and then with England at international level so we all know what he can do.

“He’s a fantastic dribbler, a good ball carrier and he can shoot with either foot so he’s a danger man for them but hopefully we can deal with him as a team.

“It’s difficult to defend against his style. Whether he’s playing on my side or on the other side, your centre-midfielder has to come across and try to cut off that space if he’s going to come in and shoot.”

Crystal Palace's Andros TownsendCrystal Palace's Andros Townsend

Townsend left Tottenham for Newcastle in the January transfer window for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian at the time to be worth £12 million.

The Englishman scored four goals and created 26 chances in 13 Premier League appearances for Newcastle during the second half of last season.

The 25-year-old joined Palace from the Magpies in the summer transfer window for a transfer fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £13m.

The winger has created two chances in one Premier League match for the Eagles so far this season.

Tottenham's Kyle Walker in actionTottenham's Kyle Walker in action

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