Walker looking to repeat 'great' Spurs day

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Ahead of this weekend's North London derby, Tottenham full back Kyle Walker has reflected on the moment that will live with him for the rest of his life.

The Englishman scored the winner against Arsenal at White Hart Lane earlier in the season, which is something he describes as a ‘great day’.

When asked about the goal Walker, 21 said: “As I always say, I just thought ‘why not have a shot?’ It went in and we took the three points. It was a great day.”

Spurs go into Sunday's match at the Emirates Stadium in high spirits, with Harry Redknapp's men losing just two of their last 23 matches in the Premier League.

The Lilywhites have gained many plaudits this season with their attacking style of football, which was dramatically showcased in the 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle in their last Premier League match.

Walker, who has recently been called up to the England squad – states he cannot wait to get the match underway this weekend as his side look to close the gap on the league leaders from Manchester.

“The lads are buzzing,” he added. “It’s the North London derby, we're well up for it and you can see that in training day in, day out. We’re putting the work in and hopefully it will pay off on Sunday.”

With Arsenal looking in disarray over the last few weeks, Spurs may go into the match as favourites, with former Gunners defender Lee Dixon calling for the club to step up to the plate.

“This is the most important derby in Arsene Wenger's 16 years as Arsenal manager,” he said.

With victory on Sunday, Tottenham can move 13 points clear of their capital rivals with only 12 matches left to play in the current campaign.

Spurs fans may finally have the upper hand over Arsenal after decades being ‘second’ best to their local rivals – however, with the club on the up, times are looking very promising for the team from White Hart Lane.

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