Walker determined to beat Lazio

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker wants his side to 'bounce back' from their embarrassing loss to Arsenal over the weekend with a win over Lazio.

Kyle Walker

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Spurs were already under immense pressure following a dismal run of results but the club's faltering season reached a new low in the North London derby on Saturday with the Gunners winning the fixture 5-2.

The Lilywhites may be struggling domestically, picking up only one win in their last five Premier League games, but they have been impressive in the Europa League and could qualify for the next round of the competition if they win their next fixture against Lazio on Thursday.

Following a disappointing week, Walker is keen to give the Spurs fans something to cheer about by coming out victorious at the Stadio Olimpico, although the 22-year-old knows that beating the Biancocelesti will not be easy.

"We need to bounce back from the result at the weekend and give something back to the fans," Walker was quoted as saying by the official Spurs website.

"We'll go to Lazio, try to get a result and qualify.

"They are a good team and we saw that at White Hart Lane (our first group match in September, a 0-0 draw).

"They are a typical Italian side, good in possession and clever, their movement is very good. 

"We have to go there, play our game and carry out what we've been working on in preparation."

The England international also took a pragmatic view of Spurs' loss to Arsenal but expressed his confidence that his side would soon pick up form again.

"You have ups and downs," Walker added. 

"For instance, I scored the winner against Arsenal last season. 

"It's football and you have to deal with it. I'm sure we'll soon get through this difficult patch and be flying again."

Spurs are second in their Europa League Group (J) on six points, two points behind current leaders Lazio and two points ahead of third placed Maribor.

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