Michael Dawson has described the moment Kyle Walker scored against Arsenal on Sunday, to set up a thrilling win for Spurs as they assured their position as the top north London side.
Walker scored the winner with the sides locked at 1-1 in the 73rd minute, and the 21-year-old couldn’t be happier with how he netted his first goal for Tottenham since signing with the club in 2009.
And Dawson, who witnessed the show from the bench, said that Walker has now won over the fans, and will gain the confidence to continue to hit top form for the side.
"It was funny, I was sat on the bench with the lads and next to Danny Rose and as the ball came out to Kyle, before we knew what was going to happen, Danny said 'he's got this' and then bang, it's a goal," Dawson said.
"It was all in that split-second. Luka's shot was blocked by Song, Kyle got to the ball first and then it was one touch and bang, he didn't have time to think about it.
"Everyone was delighted for Kyle. He's had a great start to the season and as a defender, you don't always get the plaudits, but when you step up with a winning goal like that, he'll be a fans' hero from now on."
Spurs are now sixth in the Barclays Premier League table, while Arsenal are struggling in 15th. Tottenham have seven players heading out on international duty, including Walker, Scott Parker, Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka this weekend, and then the players return to the side to take on Newcastle in a tough away fixture at St James’ Park after the break.