Tottenham Hotspur star Kyle Walker-Peters in a different place to two years ago

Kyle Walker Peters of Tottenham Hotspur during the   Training Tottenham Hotspurs at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 31, 2019 in Madrid Spain

Can Tottenham star make this fresh opportunity count?

Kyle Walker Peters of Tottenham Hotspur during the   Training Tottenham Hotspurs at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 31, 2019 in Madrid Spain

Kyle Walker-Peters is no stranger to starring on he opening day of the Premier League season.

This time he hopes the opportunity will not be ripped away from him after helping Tottenham to a win.

Two years ago Walker-Peters stood in for Spurs at right-back away at Newcastle and earned a man-of-the-match award.

 

He then found himself down to third choice in the pecking order within a week as Kieran Trippier returned from injury and Spurs signed Serge Aurier.

Now Walker-Peters is in a far stronger position than he was then.

Trippier has been sold, and Walker-Peters looks to have overtaken Aurier in the pecking order, for now.

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

Unlike two years ago, the transfer window closed before this season began.

Walker-Peters has possession of the right-back spot, and he is better equipped to hold onto it.

Now 22, there is no need to Tottenham to hold him back.

Not when Liverpool trust Trent Alexander-Arnold, 20, and Manchester United have made Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, first choice.

Two years ago it was a false dawn for Walker-Peters. This time he has to make the opportunity count, but Tottenham need to be bold and ensure he gets a proper run in the side and a fair shot to become a big success.

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...

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