Walker reveals Alves admiration
Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker has revealed how he studies Barcelona defender Dani Alves in a bid to improve his own game.
Walker, who has risen from the Spurs reserves to the England national team in a matter of months, claims Alves is the player in his position he looks up to the most. The 21-year-old has made the admission as he gears up for this afternoon's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley in what is turning into a memorable season for the former Sheffield United youngster, having started the campaign as the club's second choice right-back. Walker told reporters: "I watch Dani Alves on YouTube constantly. He's forever in the box. That's what I want to bring into my game. "He's a big hero of mine. It's fantastic how he gets forward and defends as well. Now I just want to get forward and excite people. "I just think 10 minutes every other night watching a few clips of him is not going to hurt. If I can get my positioning right and get everything else right, hopefully I can become the complete right-back." Walker would love to part of England's Euro 2012 squad and he knows another impressive showing on the big stage at Wembley can only help his case, although he is bracing himself for a tough afternoon against a Chelsea side packed full of "fantastic players." His previous experiences at the national stadium have been mixed, ranging from a man of the match award display against Sweden to a play-off final defeat with the Blades. He added: "It is massively important for me and the team. It's my first game at Wembley for Tottenham and I want to win a medal. "I played for Sheffield United in a play-off final there which didn't go well. But with England it's been positive."