Ex-Spurs player makes incredible claims

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Former Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters has claimed he hopes to become England’s Philipp Lahm after receiving his first call-up to the Three Lions this week.

Speaking to BT Sportthe Southampton defender was asked by Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl about recent comparisons to the German football legend, with the Austrian manager noting that Walker-Peters is as versatile as the former Bayern Munich icon.

Lahm was one of the best players in the world for several years when the 2014 FIFA World Cup captaincy thrived in numerous positions for both Bayern and Germany, and Hasenhuttl said Walker-Peters could become just as versatile.

Lahm started out as a full-back before developing into a world-class midfielder under Pep Guardiola’s coaching, and for Walker-Peters he has admitted he aspires to be as versatile as the eight-time Bundesliga champions.

When asked about the comparisons, Walker-Peters said: “It’s always nice to be compared to the best, best footballers. Yes, I think I’ve had this versatility since I was young. I’ve played in midfield, left-back and right-back.

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The former Tottenham defender added: “Hopefully, yes, I can be the Englishman Philipp Lahm. There is still a long way to go before I can do that, so I just want to do well this week and see what happens.”

Walker-Peters still has a lot to learn before he can get close to Lahm’s level

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There’s no denying that Walker-Peters’ versatility is a huge asset to his squad, as the defender is well-established on both left and right flank and is likely to be able to occupy more positions on the pitch.

There is no denying, however, that the 24-year-old still has a lot more to learn before the England international can even remotely compare to Lahm, who was one of the most successful players of the 21st century and an icon of modern football.

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