Tottenham Hotspur rounded off their pre-season campaign with a draw with Inter Milan, before they were then beaten on penalties.
A number of Tottenham fans took to Twitter to comment on Kyle Walker-Peters’ performance during Spurs’ International Champions Cup clash with Inter Milan on Sunday – and it appears that the right-back’s display has completely split the fans down the middle.
Walker-Peters looks to be in pole position to begin the new campaign as Mauricio Pochettino’s first-choice right-back following Kieran Trippier’s departure for Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer.
Pre-season has turned into something of a baptism of fire for the academy graduate, with Spurs facing the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, before rounding off their summer with the weekend’s clash with the Serie A side.
Walker-Peters played 80 minutes against Antonio Conte’s men as the game ended in a 1-1 draw before the Serie A side came out on top in the penalty shootout.
There were plenty of Spurs fans who felt that the youngster was impressive and showed exactly why he is ready to be Tottenham’s first-choice in his position during the coming campaign.
However, others have blamed the full-back for Stefano Sensi’s equaliser during the first-half, and have other concerns following his performance, particularly his ability when having to defend. He certainly appears to have a point to prove heading into the new campaign.
Here is what some of the fans made of the defender’s display…
KWP just ain’t good enough is he. Big shame but he just doesn’t look up to it. Few moments here and there but we need a proper right back in— AB (@LDNSpurs) August 4, 2019
Thought KWP played well today. Refreshing to see a speedy full back and a reminder of what we’ve been missing. #COYS— Steven Johnson (@Johnnno75) August 4, 2019
KWP isn’t good enough to start for Tottenham— Joe (@JblincoTHFC) August 4, 2019
Change my mind….
Honestly don’t know what to make of KWP looked good in moments but was poor on the goal. I just really don’t think he is PL level let alone top 4. Big worry with Aurier having zero pre season minutes. Might get away with it Vs Villa but won’t Vs City pic.twitter.com/rmnXBQkd9R— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) August 4, 2019
KWP has impressed me immensely today. Would love to see him get into the starting XI and really develop this season. Lucas played well & so did Lamela in his stint, Ndombele bringing them forward runs and spraying some good passes. Looking good going into the season, COYSSSSSSSSS— Alfie (@Alfie_Thfc) August 4, 2019
KWP has been really good on the ball today. But defensively his positional sense and awareness seems poor. Plays very narrow and then beaten on the goal. #COYS— natsboy (@natsboy) August 4, 2019
KWP is not a RB, simple defensive jobs he cannot do effectively, never in contact with the attackers switches off far too often, never any intensity in his defensive recovery runs.— Craig (@CraigScreechy) August 4, 2019
If we have to start the season with him he has to play as a RWB. #THFC
KWP not good enough really. Alright going forward but defending is suspect.— Ant. (@AnthonyCOYS) August 4, 2019
KWP is not the answer at RB. Has a ways to go defensively. This position continues to plague us. Hoping Serge will get it together. If not… #COYS— Arizona Hotspur (@ArizonaHotspur) August 4, 2019