The drastic U-turn made by Jose Mourinho on Kyle Walker-Peters shows just how different life is like at the north London club without Mauricio Pochettino.
In July of last year, The Sun reported that Pochettino had no intention of selling Walker-Peters amidst speculation that the likes of Crystal Palace and Brighton wanted to take him on loan for the season.
This followed the news that Kieran Trippier had left for Atletico Madrid, paving way for Walker-Peters to compete with Serge Aurier for a starting place at right-back. However, he could now be on his way out.
Indeed, the youngster started Tottenham’s first three Premier League games this season under ‘Poch’ and was also trusted in a less familiar role as a right-midfielder in the EFL Cup, according to Transfermarkt. The 22-year old had also played 19 times previously under the Argentine as far back as the 2017/18 campaign, when he would have had big shoes to fill as previously established right-back Kyle Walker left for Manchester City after eight seasons with the club.
However, a recent article from the Express has suggested that the future of Walker-Peters is in doubt. The Englishman has only featured once under Mourinho according to Transfermarkt and was subsequently loaned to Southampton in the January transfer window, thus signalling a drastic U-turn from under his time with Pochettino.
The Argentinian coach gave Walker-Peters a chance when the likes of Walker and Trippier were sold, when he could have gone and bought a more experienced right-back to replace them. Meanwhile, Mourinho has been criticised in the past for not using enough youth players and the decision to allow Walker-Peters to leave on loan shows how different life is at Spurs under the Portuguese coach.
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