Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker has vowed to become a mainstay in Harry Redknapp’s starting XI after signing a new five-year deal this summer.
The 21-year-old was in fine form on loan with Aston Villa last season with his performances earning him a starting spot for the England U21 side that bombed in the European Championships.
Walker is now keen to push on and earn his spot with Tottenham ahead of the new campaign, which kicks off against Everton on Saturday.
“The summer has been all football but it’s been good,” said Walker.
“The Tottenham contract I’m happy for, and hopefully I can get into the team now and push forward there.
“There are a lot of quality players at Tottenham and it is going to be difficult. But it is massively important for me to be playing week in and week out.
“I’ve had a taste of it at Villa, playing week in and week out at Premier League level. I’d like to think I’ve proved I can play Premier League football and hopefully the gaffer puts some trust in me and plays me.”
The former Sheffield United trainee will be hoping to pick up his first international senior cap on Wednesday night as England take on Holland at Wembley.