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The newly-crowned PFA Young Player of the Year insists that Spurs 'just need that little spark' and revealed that fatherhood has changed his outlook on life away from football

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker is adamant that his side can still finish in the top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Spurs have won just twice in their last 10 games, a run which has seen them slip from third place in the Premier League to fifth - three points behind Newcastle and six behind Arsenal.
EVENS William Hill are offering even money that Tottenham will finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

But the right-back, who was voted Young Player of the Year by his peers on Sunday night, insists that his side can still achieve their aim.

“We just need that little spark to get out run going again,” Walker told the Daily Telegraph. “We just have to dig deep, stick together, which we do, day in, day out.

 “It’s been a great season for Tottenham. Sometimes it doesn’t always go our way but with the players we’ve got we can beat anyone.

“We just have to finish strong these last four games, get maximum points, and hopefully the season will fix itself. We can do it.”

The 21-year-old, who joined Spurs from hometown club Sheffield United in 2009, went on to reveal that his new-born son has changed his outlook on life.

He continued: “It’s changed me massively. I look at life differently now. You can’t always get down about football.

“Sometimes when things don’t go your way, I go home and he’s laughing and I can’t help but smile.”

Walker also said that his many Twitter followers have asked him who is the fastest in the Spurs squad, and that a race with Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale is now on the cards.

He said: “It’s got to be over 100m. I have to back myself to win! I have to stay confident!”

Finally, the defender named a surprise candidate for his toughest Premier League opponent this year.

Walker added: “I’ve played against some fantastic players – Samir Nasri, Yossi Benayoun and Theo [Walcott] – but Jerome Thomas at West Brom was probably my toughest test.”