Tottenham fullback Walker: Everton's Jagielka my hero!

Tottenham fullback Kyle Walker admits he's playing with one of his local heroes for England.

Tottenham fullback Kyle Walker admits he's playing with one of his local heroes for England.

Having grown up supporting Sheffield United when Everton defender Phil Jagielka was the young star of the Blades team, it is proving a little awkward.

"I was in the stands jumping up and down when he scored against Leeds," said Walker.

"So to play with him, even to sit and eat with him, is an honour. Sometimes he tries to get me some soup and I say to him, 'You can't be doing that, let me get you some soup'."

Jagielka's goal against Leeds was in the third round of a League Cup run which took Sheffield United to the last four before being beaten by Liverpool.

Twelve-year-old Walker was in the Family Stand when Jagielka lashed it past Leeds keeper Paul Robinson from 35 yards.

"I've never told him he was a hero. I don't want to make his head too big."

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