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Kyle Walker-Peters

Discussion in 'General Football' started by NaijaSpurs, 6 Jun 2017.

  1. Cochise

    Cochise Steve Carr

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    I hear you on the last part. I think he's a tidy footballer, but he's not a top athlete like a lot of fullbacks these days. That means he's got to be really astute defensively as he hasn't got that Kyle Walker pace to get back and make up for his mistake. He might come on really well this year or go no further, but I guess we have to try him out to know.
     
  2. metalgear

    metalgear Christian Ziege

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    He's still improving so there's still hope. I like his quick feet and thinking. Those two attributes can to a long way for any football player. He must be over the moon keeping aurier out of the squad.

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  3. The egyptian

    The egyptian Moussa Saib

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    He has to try to challenge in long balls, even if he won't take the ball, the jump will do discomfort.
     
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  4. parklane1

    parklane1 Les Howe

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    I thought he was a lot braver then he has previously been, as i say i think its was his best game so far. All about opinions though. :)
     
  5. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Pedro Mendes

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    But he played his last competitive match on the 28th June which was quite sometime ago
     
  6. afsoc4life

    afsoc4life Teemu Tainio

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    Did a lot better than expected yesterday
     
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  7. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Edgar Davids

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    Agree. Think he handled Sterling better than many more fancied defenders will this season. Also tried to get forward where possible. Still a bit lightweight and lacking immediate acceleration, but there are solid signs there.
     
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  8. AjaxDeSuperYids

    AjaxDeSuperYids Naybet

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    Absolutely outstanding given the context.

    Watch him rise and rise as his confidence builds......
     
  9. MKSpur

    MKSpur Chris Armstrong

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    Thought there were some positives and he will have easier games. Technically he is a good footballer and backed himself to go past Sterling on a couple of occasions, has to learn his lessons on the defensive side though which is why I think he would have benefited from a season long loan a couple of seasons ago.
    Teams will target his side but I think he could impose himself on some weaker teams as he gains confidence and experience.
     
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  10. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Vedran Corluka

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    I thought he was really good. Annoying that the goal was conceded but I blame Sissoko for not getting closer to Gundogan who had gambled forward, giving Kyle 3 players almost in his zone to deal with.

    But his overall game was strong. He’s very confident on the ball. He can play out of tight spots. He needed to give a performance yesterday that suggested he was ready and I think he did that, and will keep going.
     
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  11. elltrev

    elltrev Steve Hodge

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    I’ve been critical of him, but I thought he played well overall. I still fear he has a lack of pace / acceleration that will limit his potential, but maybe he can learn to work around that. Indeed, he got destroyed for pace by Sterling on one occasion early in the game yesterday, but then it didn’t really seem to happen again. His awareness of what’s over his shoulder from crosses also seems poor, but maybe that’s something he can work on.
     
  12. Maltese Falcon

    Maltese Falcon Niko Kranjcar

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    I also did blame him initially for the first goal but then realised I was wrong. It was simply an outstanding goal! As the ball is played to de Briyne, KWP is in exactly the right position. Every other midfielder on the planet would have controlled the pass, looked up and delivered the cross. That second or two would have allowed KWP to have a look back, see Sterling behind him and adjust his position to cover. However de Bruyne's first time cross made that impossible, not to mention his telepathic understanding with Sterling who started his sprint even before the ball reached the midfielder, There are times where you have to take your hat off to a brilliant goal - this was one of them.
     
  13. galeforce

    galeforce Ricky Villa

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    Nah, every goal can be traced back to a mistake by the defending team, a dropped run, a missed tackle, a lazy close. Unless it’s straight from the kick off they have turned the ball over too.
     
  14. Maltese Falcon

    Maltese Falcon Niko Kranjcar

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    Of course it can... but that's a very simplistic notion and fails to treat footballers as humans rather than machines. If there was a fault, it was in letting de Bruyne deliver the cross - so fingers will need to be pointed at Eriksen who was closest to him. Now I have been critical of Eriksen's performance in his thread but I would not really place too much blame for this. As Silva is attacking the right side. Eriksen is within reasonable distance of de Bruyne. However the Belgian takes a couple of steps back into space, taking out Eriksen and then compounds it with that cross! It's just a case of an unplayable world class player, and you have to accept that. If there is a person to blame in my book it is Poch who did not assign a player to man mark him throughout the game.
     
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  15. Legohamster

    Legohamster Nick Barmby

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    Think he did ok, much better than Rose, considering who he was against he was good.

    The Foyth injury could be the making of him
     
  16. parklane1

    parklane1 Les Howe

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    I actually thought he was our best player, Sterling is a hell of a player to mark and i thought he did as well as most i have seen. To be honest i have been quite impressed by him so far this season and lets hope he keeps improving.
     
  17. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Christian Ziege

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    Good game overall considering.
    Also, a big vote of confidence that Poch started him. Unless something drastic happens re form, injury etc, it seems his next stop re playing away from home will be at the Emirates....fingers crossed he is as competent and steady there also (just the matter of Newcastle beforehand, i know...)
     
  18. Maltese Falcon

    Maltese Falcon Niko Kranjcar

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    It seems clear that Poch looks at KWP as his number one RB this season:

    Pochettino added: “I don’t like to complain but when Kyle Walker was at Tottenham and we sold him to City for £55m two years ago, Kyle Walker-Peters was a kid. Now we’ve sold Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters [now 22] is playing. Maybe he was the fourth, fifth option when Kyle Walker was here so it’s important people realise we’re building players and that they’re still young."
     
  19. metalgear

    metalgear Christian Ziege

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    we're stuck with kwp until the transfer window reopens.
    good to see that poch has faith in kwp - trust him I guess.

    but like with tripper I think he will go if poch finds a better alternative... slightly different from when he first came and there was no option but to rely on youth development.

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  20. Bishop

    Bishop Ramon Vega

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    He's really no worse than Trippier defensively, possibly slightly better from what we've seen so far. Definitely better athletically and running with the ball, having a lot more confidence in taking people on. It remains to be seen whether he will ultimately be good enough but so far not bad.

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