Making Kyle Walker-Peters a regular must be Tottenham's first big decision

Kyle Walker-Peters of England U21's during a training session at St Georges Park on November 8, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

It's time for Tottenham to promote Kyle Walker-Peters.

Kyle Walker-Peters of England U21's during a training session at St Georges Park on November 8, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Promoting Tottenham Hotspur youngster Kyle Walker-Peters must become a priority for Spurs next season.

Walker-Peters had another campaign sat on the sidelines, while Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold showed what is possible for a young full-back.

Two summers ago, Walker-Peters starred for England at the under-20 World Cup, selected ahead of Alexander-Arnold.

 

After starring on his Spurs debut on the first game of the 2017/18 season, Tottenham made the peculiar decision to sign Serge Aurier.

Mauricio Pochettino evidently did not feel Walker-Peters was ready even to be a back-up to Serge Aurier.

Meanwhile at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp put his full faith in Alexander-Arnold, who has made the right-back position at the club his own. He's now a Champions League winner, and is set to become England's number one right-back.

Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Kyle Walker-Peters (L) wins the ball from Bournemouth's Scottish midfielder Ryan Fraser (C) during the English Premier League football match between...

Kieran Trippier has had a poor year, evidenced by the way he has lost his place in the England squad. Aurier has been just as inconsistent, and has been plagued by injury.

Spurs need to now unleash Walker-Peters, now 22, who showed his potential by providing three assists in a win over Bournemouth in December.

That was one quarter of the 12 league assists that acclaimed Alexander-Arnold managed.

Spurs need to give their own bright youngster a proper chance to prove himself, and an early decision must be made to be bold and make him number one right-back, and go with it.

Kyle Walker-Peters of Tottenham Hotspur in action during a training session on March 13, 2019 at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona, Spain.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch