Walker reflects on 'fantastic season' at Tottenham

Victory for Chelsea in Saturday's Champions League final will deny Spurs a place in next year's competition, but the defender is still delighted with his performances this year
Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker has spoken of his "fantastic season" at White Hart Lane, and is keeping his fingers crossed for Champions League football next term.

The 21-year-old was named PFA Young Player of the Season and only missed out on a place in England’s Euro 2012 squad due to a toe injury.
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But the pacy defender is still delighted with his season, having scored his first two Spurs goals – both wonder strikes – in wins over Arsenal and Blackburn.

"It's been a great season personally," Walker told the club’s official website.

"I would have loved to have got that third place, but hopefully the result will go our way in the Champions League final and we'll be there next season."

Walker spent much of his early Spurs career out on loan, with spells at Sheffield United, QPR and Aston Villa, but this has proved to be a watershed year for the young England international, who is now one of the first names on Harry Redknapp’s teamsheet.

"On a personal level, it's been fantastic," Walker added.

"It's been a dream. I've experienced highs, lows, the good and bad. It’s been a massive learning curve for me."