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Tottenham's Walker admits his Young Player of the Year award was a surprise

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker admits it was a surprise to be crowned the Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year award.

The Spurs right-back took out the best player under the age of 23 title ahead of the likes of teammate Gareth Bale and Manchester City star Sergio Aguero and says it was not something he expected to win although he was delighted to land the prize.

"I was a bit surprised because defenders don't normally get these awards and get the limelight as much as the centre-forwards," he told Sky Sports.

"If you look at the people I was in with then it is a great honour to get the award and hopefully there is more to come.

"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."

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