Kyle Walker-Peters on how his mistake vs Barca helped him grow

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Tottenham had to face an unbeaten Barcelona side in their final Champions League group game as they looked to secure 2nd place in their group.

Both Inter Milan and Tottenham went into their last UCL group game on seven points.

But Tottenham were in second place due to them scoring more goals than Inter.

So, to progress, Tottenham needed to match or improve upon Inter’s results vs bottom of the group, PSV.

The game did not start off well for Spurs as Ousmane Dembele put Barcelona 1-0 up inside seven minutes.

However, Lucas Moura would score an 85th-minute equaliser for Spurs.

Luckily for Tottenham, Inter Milan were also held to a 1-1 draw, meaning Spurs progressed to round of 16.

Tottenham have been handed a pretty tough draw against German outfit, Borussia Dortmund.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Walker-Peters on his mistake vs Barcelona

While Spurs got quite lucky with Inter Milan drawing, it could have been a lot worse if the score had remained 1-0. Especially for Kyle Walker-Peters.

Walker-Peters was forced to play right-back for Spurs vs Barca due to injuries to both Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier.

The Barca game was Walker-Peters first start of the season and the young right-back was at fault for Dembele’s goal.

However, despite nearly costing Spurs a place in the last 16, Walker-Peters believes the mistake has helped him grow as a player

When speaking about his mistake, Walker-Peters stated:

 “Was that the biggest mental hurdle I’ve had to overcome so far? Definitely.

 “Especially in the Champions League, in a stadium like that against such a good team, to be able to look past that [was positive], with the help of my teammates.

 “Do I feel ready for anything now? Definitely.”

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