Tottenham Hotspur youngster Kyle Walker-Peters is hoping Mauricio Pochettino will hand him more opportunities in the coming season after getting a taste of first-team action during the club's post-season tour.
Walker-Peters, 18, featured in games against a Malaysia XI and Sydney FC during the club's visit to Malaysia and Australia.
Last season the versatile defender, who can play at both right back and left back, made the step up from Tottenham's Under-18 ranks to the Under-21 side, and while his primary target is to build on that progress for Ugo Ehiogu 's side, he hopes he can take a further step up into Pochettino's plans.
When asked by Tottenham's official website what his hopes are for the 2014-15 season, he responded: "To be in and around the senior squad again and to do well with the Under-21s. I think it's very important to keep developing and performing well for the Under-21s. Another target is to hopefully play for England again."
Walker-Peters made 12 appearances for Spurs at Under-18 level last term with 13 more coming for the Under-21s. While he admits he still has some work to do in making the physical step up to the first team, he is happy with the progress he has made so far.
"It's a massive step up to senior level with the pace, the physicality and the technical ability that's needed in training but I think I've managed to deal with it pretty well so far. I still think I need to get stronger but I'm sure that will come."
With Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason all thriving after being handed first team roles last season, Tottenham are eager to continue giving products of their own academies more first team chances in the future, as outlined in a meeting between chairman Daniel Levy and the Tottenham Supporters' Trust, details of which were posed posted on their website in April.