PFA award 'a great honour' - Kyle
Tue 24 April 2012, 11:54|Tottenham Hotspur
Kyle Walker described receiving his PFA Young Player of the Year Award as a 'dream come true'.
The flying full-back beat the likes of Sergio Aguero, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and team-mate Gareth Bale to take the prestigious award voted for by his peers in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s awards night on Sunday.
It was just reward for the 21-year-old who has started 33 of our 34 matches in the Premier League, scored a spectacular winner against Arsenal and won his first senior England caps this season.
“If you look at the players I was with then it is a great honour to get the award,” said Kyle. “It’s a great achievement in my first season in the Premier League.
“It is always an honour to be selected by the people you play against and, like I say, hopefully I can get a few more of these and some medals with Tottenham along the way.”
He might now have one of the top individual awards on his mantelpiece, but Kyle remains grounded.
“I will take one step at a time, keep my feet on the ground and keep learning," he said.
“We’ve four games left this season and we need maximum points to try and get into the Champions League. We’ve a job to do.”
Kyle is only the second Spurs player to lift the PFA Young Player of the Year - Glenn Hoddle the first to do so in 1979-80.