The long-serving right-back moved on from an injury-disrupted couple of seasons to hit top form in 2015-16, making 35 appearances in all competitions as part of Mauricio Pochettino’s well-drilled outfit.
One of Kyle’s highlights was undoubtedly his goal in the 4-1 home win over West Ham on November 22 – an excellent finish with the outside of his boot to complete our side of the scoreline – as he hit the back of the net for the first time in almost two years.
Looking back on the recently-concluded season, in which he competed for his place with new arrival Kieran Trippier in a promising, youthful set-up, the former Sheffield United man reckons everything came together nicely to enable him to hit – and even surpass – the heights of his first full season in our side, 2011-12, when he was named PFA Young Player of the Year.
“It’s been great to be a part of such a special team with youth, excitement, energy and just a willingness to work hard every game,” said Kyle, who has been preparing for Euro 2016 with England in recent weeks.
“This last season has probably been one of those ones where I’ve topped when I got the Young Player of the Year award – obviously you’re not always going to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds with Harry Kane banging in all the goals and Dele Alli coming onto the scene and doing fantastically well, but personally I’ve been happy.
“Obviously we did well as a team, too, but I still think there’s a lot more to come from me.
“I’m 26 now so I’m not a young kid any more. Hopefully these are the prime years of my career and I can push forward and win some medals with Tottenham Hotspur.”