Walker-Peters ‘proud’ to sign new Tottenham contract

Date published: Monday 14th May 2018 1:38 - Matthew Stead

Defender Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new contract that will keep him at Tottenham until at least 2021.

Walker-Peters, 21, made his senior Spurs debut on the opening day of the season and went on to record nine appearances as he finished the campaign in the starting XI for the 5-4 win over Leicester on Sunday.

“I am absolutely delighted to sign my new contract,” Walker-Peters told Tottenham’s official website. “It has been a great year for me and I really do look forward to what the future holds.”

“It makes me so proud because it means I’ve done well to the extent that the club feels they can reward me with a new contract.

“I feel I’ve improved massively with the help of the other players and the manager. Being in that senior working environment every day can only help you to get better and I think when I’ve been given my opportunities, I’ve been able to show my improvement and help the team to win games.

“When you have a manager that you know has faith in you, it gives you confidence. The training sessions that the staff put on keep you fit and ready because, as an example, I didn’t play for three months before yesterday other than with England, but because the training and support from everyone has been so good, when I was given my opportunity yesterday to play again, I was fit and ready and I could help the team win.”

A statement from Tottenham read: “We are delighted to announce that Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new contract with the club, which will run until 2021.”

Full-back Walker-Peters came through the Tottenham academy and scored his first senior goal in the 6-1 FA Cup fifth-round replay win over Rochdale at Wembley in February.

Walker-Peters has also represented England at youth level, helping the under-20 side win the 2017 World Cup in South Korea and going on to play for the under-21s.

 

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