Kyle Walker "surprised" by accolade

Kyle Walker
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Kyle Walker says that he is surprised to have won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has admitted his surprise at being named the PFA Young Player of the Year.

The 21-year-old beat teammate Gareth Bale, Sergio Aguero, Danny Welbeck, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Daniel Sturridge to the award this evening.

"I was a bit surprised because defenders don't normally get these awards and get the limelight as much as the centre-forwards," said Walker.

"If you look at the people I was in with then it is a great honour to get the award and hopefully there is more to come.

"It is always an honour to be selected by the people you play against and, like I say, hopefully I can get a few more of these and some medals with Tottenham along the way."

Walker made his England debut as an 85th-minute substitute against Spain at Wembley.

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