Walker eyes Spurs title challenge

Fri, 25 May 13:05:09 2012

Kyle Walker thinks Tottenham can challenge for the title next season, but acknowledges their chances of success will be reduced if they lose their top players like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale this summer.

A dramatic slump towards the end of the campaign meant Spurs finished fourth in the Barclays Premier League. They were also denied a place in the Champions League as rivals Chelsea, who finished sixth in the table, won the Champions League, meaning Spurs will be playing in the Europa League next term.

Walker, who has made the right-back spot his own, has high hopes for Spurs next season, although he admits they depend to a degree on keeping hold of Modric and Bale.

"I think it's vital (we keep them)," Walker told Press Association Sport. "The chairman showed last season that we are not a selling club.

"We can challenge next year for the title, definitely. We will be up there. We can achieve anything with the squad we have got. When I look around the changing room there's Gareth, Aaron Lennon, Rafa van der Vaart, Emmanuel Adebayor and even the likes of Louis Saha, Brad Friedel.

"There are world-class players there, experienced heads and they have helped me a lot this season. It's only upwards for Tottenham."


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