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Walker Earns Senior Call-Up After Wonder Strike

Kyle Walker has now become a cult hero at Spurs after his winner against Arsenal at the weekend

Kyle Walker sent himself into Tottenham folklore over the weekend as his glorious strike gave his side a vital win over their North-London rivals.

Walker’s performance was so impressive that he earned a call-up to Fabio Capello’s senior side, which subsequently left Stuart Pearce’s Under-21s plans shattered.

Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones were both called-up to the senior side and Pearce has also lost Connor Wickham, Danny Rose and Joe Bennett through injury for their crucial qualifier against Iceland on Thursday.

Harry Redknapp believes that Kyle Walker can go on to become a great right-back for the club and envisages Walker staying most of his career at the North London outfit.

Walker has played four times in the Premier League this term and has managed to keep a clean sheet on three of those occasions.

Walker has been on-loan to many clubs in his career including Northampton Town, Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers and most recently Aston Villa, but he is now settling down as a regular at Spurs.

Walker took part in this summer’s European Under 21 Championship in Denmark. Unfortunately a poor performance from England saw his side eliminated early on, but nevertheless Walker was named in the team-of-the-tournament, proving his potential and stand-out ability in a side that really underperformed.

He was called-up to the full senior squad back in March but unfortunately pulled out through injury. This time round he will be looking to really make his mark on the side and will be pushing for a place in the first eleven.

The 21-year-old has been subject of heavy praise from Redknapp, who seems to be looking at a range of youth players at the club in order to promote them to the senior squad.

Teenage striker Harry Kane has been included in squads for Tottenham’s Europa League campaign this term along with many other rising stars including Jake Livermore.

Redknapp believes that the fixture schedule is too demanding for just one set of players and therefore is making full use of all his resources in order to maintain fitness within the camp.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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