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The Conversation That Changed My Season: Tottenham Defender Talks About The Time He Sat Down With Mauricio Pochettino

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Kyle Walker

Tottenham star Kyle Walker has revealed the private conversation he had with his boss Mauricio Pochettino at the start of the season to improve his crossing and passing, coupled with his overall gameplay.

Tottenham have been close to perfect this season, barring few heartbreaking performances and Walker has been an integral part of Spurs. He has immensely improved and has registered 6 assists in all competitions.

In Tottenham’s shock exit from the Europa League, where they drew 2-2 against Gent in the 2nd leg of their round of 32 game, Spurs were down to 10-men as Alli was sent off for his rash challenge. Despite being a man down, Tottenham showed extraordinary spirit to stay alive for a majority period in the game and offered tough competition, before eventually bowing out. The performer of the day was Kyle Walker, who kept torturing Gent’s defence with his direct dribbling and pace. He kept delivering Harry Kane with some dangerous crosses but somehow, it wasn’t Tottenham’s day to be.

Speaking to Sky Sports(h/t Daily Star), Walker said:

“Me and the gaffer sat down at the start of the season and it was something I wanted to add to my game. I’ve been working hard in training at crosses and passing and stuff like that to bring something different to my game. Defending is one thing but if I can set up a few goals, which I have done this season, hopefully I can do a lot more. It brings another dimension to your game.”

He added: “The gaffer trusts in us to get forward but make sure we get back at the same time. We have the license to get forward but most of the time this season we’ve played three at the back. We’ve had the license to play further up the field as wing-backs rather than next to the centre-halves.”

Spurs are 10 points behind Chelsea with 11 games to go but Walker isn’t ruling out a late challenge.

He continued: “We just need to take every game as it comes, prepare right, keep doing what the manager says, keep listening and working hard and keeping doing what we’ve done throughout the season. The manager can see he’s got a good group of players in and we can definitely see we’ve got a good manager. We just need to work together and keep doing the basics right.”

Walker has become a big player at Tottenham and is indispensable in Pochettino’s set-up. He has shown massive improvement and is one of the best right-backs in the league right now.

Looking at the way Pochettino is managing his players, it appears as though the manager has close relationship with all the players in the team. This is one of the major reasons why many of the Spurs stars have committed their future to the club.

It looks like all is good at White Hart Lane!

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