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Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters has revealed {that a} damaged leg early on throughout his Tottenham profession helped him to develop a psychological toughness. 

Walker-Peters left boyhood membership Spurs to affix the Saints completely in the summertime of 2020, after present process a profitable mortgage spell for the second half of the 2019-20 marketing campaign. 

The 24-year-old has gone on to excel beneath Ralph Hasenhuttl on the south coast, and even managed to earn a senior England cap for the primary time in his profession final month.

However regardless of the present highs, Walker-Peters had a second throughout his time at Tottenham that would have set him again in his profession – a damaged leg as a 12-year-old whereas enjoying for the membership’s academy. 

The complete-back claims the harm ‘actually affected’ him because it saved him out of motion for therefore lengthy, however admits the ‘expertise’ allowed him to construct psychological fortitude. 

He stated (through Hampshire Reside): “I suffered a damaged leg once I was round 12. It was enjoying a sport for Tottenham towards Ipswich. 

“It actually affected me as a younger child. The hardest factor was not with the ability to play soccer after which seeing my friends bettering day-after-day and coaching day-after-day. 

“I virtually needed to atone for an entire 12 months to the remainder of my age group. It was fairly robust mentally however credit score to my household and all of the employees at Tottenham that helped me get by means of that point.

“As a footballer, there’s all the time ups and downs, so I believe to expertise one thing like that so younger, positively made me very robust mentally.”

Walker-Peters made 24 appearances for Tottenham’s first group (Transfermarkt) after being handed his debut by Mauricio Pochettino in 2017. 

Spurs Net Opinion 

Walker-Peters had a couple of good moments for Spurs, however realistically he was by no means one to be trusted utterly on the time. The transfer away was nonetheless the proper one for each events and it’s wonderful to see him in good type for Southampton presently. 

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