'Unbelievable' Walker earns Defoe praise

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Jermain Defoe believes Tottenham teammate Kyle Walker can cement his place as an England regular for years to come, following a fine display on his full senior debut.

Walker was named man-of-the-match following his endeavours against Sweden on Tuesday as Fabio Capello's side triumphed 1-0 at Wembley.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a fine season thus far, claiming a regular place in Harry Redknapp's Spurs side following spells on loan with QPR and Aston Villa last season.

And Defoe expects Walker to establish himself on the international stage for a significant period of time.

“It’s not easy, getting Man of the Match for England, let alone on your full debut!” Defoe told the official Tottenham website. "There are so many other quality players out there.

“It’s special for him. He’s only 20 and to get into the full England squad and to be voted best player on the pitch, that’s unbelievable really.

“It doesn’t surprise me though, to be honest. He was fantastic on loan at QPR and Villa last season and he’s done really well for us this season.

“He’s such an athlete. He’s strong, quick, aggressive, he can defend and is so good going forward.

“I think he could be the England right-back for years to come. He’s s got everything to be a top player and to go on and play in plenty of tournaments for England.”

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