While Kyle Walker has, as many people expected, moved ahead of Vedran Corluka to become Harry Redknapp’s first choice right back, the versatility that the Croatian defender provides meant that it was always unlikely that Corluka would move on during the summer transfer window.
In the main, ‘Charlie’ is a popular figure with the fans and many were dismayed to see Alan Hutton get a run in the side last season – although that dismay was largely down to the Scot’s own performances. Now, Corluka faces the same challenge from Walker but with the lack of any defensive signings this summer, coupled with Hutton’s departure, the Croatian will still have a part to play in 2011-12?
But what will that role be? Does Walker deserve the first choice berth or should Charlie reclaim that as his own for now? With injuries likely to hit our central defenders, does his best job at the club see him providing cover for Gallas, King and others at centre half?
Does Vedran Corluka still have a major role at Spurs and will he be a hit or a miss this season?