Walker feels partnership with Lennon developing well at Tottenham

The England international defender has expressed his belief that his understanding with the former Leeds winger is improving all the time

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has hailed his partnership with Aaron Lennon and insisted their understanding is constantly developing.

The young duo formed a formidable pairing on Spurs' right-hand side last season, as the north London club secured a top four finish before missing out on Champions League qualification due to Chelsea's victory in the competition.

And Walker told the club's official website that he believes the two are still improving, saying: “I thought we were building up a better understanding towards the end of last season.

“It’s difficult, because I always want to get forward and that’s obviously Azza’s [Lennon] strength as well.

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"We’re understanding each other a lot better, not taking it in turns to go forward, but knowing when to go and who is better to go. It’s all positive."

Spurs lost to Valencia 2-0 in their final pre-season outing ahead of the new Premier League campaign, with both Walker and Lennon taking part.

But Walker is hoping for a better result when his side travel to Newcastle United on Saturday for the season opener.

“They scored a wonder goal and you have to take your hat off to that, but apart from that they had another two chances and stuck one away,” Walker added.

“It is difficult coming to their stadium, fans behind them, playing in the heat they’re used to but we’ve European games this season and it’s good to come and play teams like this.”