Football is a cut-throat business. More often than not, one mistake can be all it takes to see a manager sacked, a player binned or a fan-base lose their pride. However, after Kyle Walker-Peters made the biggest mistake of his career last night, he got back up and performed, making a heroic goal-saving block in the second half as the Lilywhites fought back to draw 1-1 from 1-0 down.
— Kyle Walker-Peters (@KyleLPeters) 11 December 2018
Much like what has been with the likes of Harry Winks and Harry Kane, Tottenham fans have a special bond with those that come through the ranks at their club and Kyle Walker-Peters is no different. The 21-year-old is one who the supporters are desperate to see succeed and after he shone yesterday after his error, the on-looking Tottenham fans were brimming with pride as he managed to haul himself back up after being knocked down.
In truth, there aren’t many defenders that would have been able to cope with Ousmane Dembele’s pace, power and precision as he cut through Spurs to grab a huge early goal. Whilst a lot of youngsters would have let the error eat them up inside, Walker-Peters didn’t. Instead, he fought back and stuck to his guns, looking good on the ball, making himself an option going forward and staying firm at the back, and when he made a massive goal-saving block when Philippe Coutinho looked destined to double Barcelona’s lead.
You can read the Lilywhites’ messages of support for Walker-Peters after the match here:
You kept your head up and played mate. Well done. Cracking tackles made in that second half #COYS
— Dave McGarry (@RealDaveMc) 11 December 2018
Good lad. That block on Coutinho was class. We go again. #COYS
— New York Spurs (@NYSpurs) December 12, 2018
Keep your head held high Kyle, you grew into the game and the only way you will ever learn is by experience.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 11 December 2018
You kept your head, grew into the game bad showed your ability on the ball. So proud of all of you tonight.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) December 11, 2018
strong mentality playing against the biggest team at the biggest stage. Can you pls sign a lifetime contract cheers
— spursy (@spursy8) December 11, 2018
— Seamus Kane (@skane64) December 11, 2018
Love you big lad, chin up and keep going.
— tehTrunk (@tehTrunk) December 11, 2018
Knock on Levys door and demand a lifetime contract
— RosenthalsLeftBoot (@kajahdgdgdgava) December 11, 2018
You made a horrible mistake but you got up, got on with it and showed character to make that key block that kept us in the game. You didn’t hide away. Well done
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) 11 December 2018
After tonight, no Tottenham fan will moan at Walker-Peters’ inclusion in their starting eleven and they’ll hope he can perform like he did tonight in future big matches.