Spurs youngster Kyle Walker-Peters spells out intentions for new season

The young defender has had a taste of first team action already this summer, and is hoping to get more next season.

Promising Tottenham youngster Kyle Walker-Peters has been discussing his past season and his plans for the new campaign in an interview with the club's website.

The 18-year-old made his first appearance for the senior side in the post-season friendlies against a Malaysia XI and Sydney FC, and having sampled football under Maurico Pochettino, it's no surprise that one of his aims for the new campaign is to stay on the Argentine's radar, even as he recognises the importance of improving with the Under-21s.

Responding to questions about next season's targets, the fullback told the Spurs website that he hoped to: "Be in and around the senior squad again and to do well with the Under-21s. I think it’s very important to keep developing and performing well for the Under-21s. Another target is to hopefully play for England again.

"It’s a massive step up to senior level with the pace, the physicality and the technical ability that’s needed in training but I think I’ve managed to deal with it pretty well so far. I still think I need to get stronger but I’m sure that will come."

What is a realistic aim for Walker-Peters next season?

With Ben Davies making his way back from a shoulder injury that he sustained in April, it may well be the case that Walker-Peters is utilised through pre-season as the club's second left back behind Danny Rose.

Depending on how the youngster does, and he looked good in the friendlies in May, it could mean game time early on in the season in either the League Cup or Europa League.

As the defender said, continuing to develop in both the Under-21s and the England youth sides should be a given if that is the case, and it could be a nice set up for really infiltrating the first team squad in the coming couple of years.

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