Garth Crooks: What scares me about this Tottenham defender
The Tottenham legend heaps praise on England right-back Kyle Walker
Garth Crooks says Kyle Walker is in “scary” form for Tottenham Hotspur.
The England international tamed Manchester City winger Jesus Navas on Sunday afernoon as Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 2-0 winners against the Premier League leaders at White Hart Lane.
Walker has started all seven of Tottenham’s Premier League games so far and has even made two assists for his team-mates during his impressive start to the 2016-17 season.
The 26-year-old is also part of the Premier League’s meanest defence with Ross Barkley, James Milner and Ben Gibson the only players to score against Spurs this term.
Former Tottenham forward Crooks lavished praised on Mauricio Pochettino’s right-back after the north London side’s impressive win against Pep Guardiola’s side.
“I don’t think I saw Manchester City winger Jesus Navas go past Walker once in the 65 minutes he was on the pitch, and eventually Walker saw him off,” Crooks wrote in his BBC Sport column.
“Walker is so full of running and confidence at the moment it’s scary. It was Walker’s interception that started the move that resulted in Tottenham’s penalty.
“I must say Walker’s athleticism reminds me of my former team-mate, ex-Spurs and England full-back Danny Thomas. Now there was an athlete.”
Walker has made eight appearances in all competitions in the 2016-17 season so far.
Tottenham are in second place in the Premier League table and a point behind the Citizens after seven top-flight fixtures.
The north London side will make the trip to West Bromwich Albion in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday 15 October.