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​Walker unfazed at competition for Tottenham's right back berth

Tottenham right back Kyle Walker is relaxed over the arrival of newcomer Kieran Trippier from Burnley who will compete with the England international for a starting berth on the right hand side of defence.

"I've played with Tripps for the England Under-19s and I know what a good player he is. I've had good competition here before with Kyle Naughton for a long time. Tripps coming here is only going to push me into becoming a better player.

"Ben Davies came in last season [at left-back] and look what he did for Danny Rose - he spurred him on and hopefully Tripps' arrival will do the same for me," he said.

"I don't feel pressure. When I came here I was probably the fifth-choice right back! I don't feel pressure, I probably thrive on it. I know it will make me a better player, and I've got to believe in myself.

"Kieran Trippier is a good friend but he's competition and he is a human being just like me, so whoever plays I'm sure will do a fantastic job for Spurs and I wish him all the best," he added.

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