Norwich City’s Kyle Naughton pleased for Spurs pal Kyle Walker

Norwich City loanee Kyle Naughton is backing close friend and Spurs team mate Kyle Walker to establish himself as England's first choice this summer – even if that does him no favours at Tottenham.

Naughton has impressed for the Canaries during a season-long loan stint as Walker's consistent form at White Hart Lane has earned him the PFA young-player-of-the-year award.

The Sheffield United youth products moved south in a joint multi-million pound deal three years ago, but Naughton admits watching his great pal blossom for club and country has a downside.

'He is doing so well now at Tottenham and of course what he is doing, I want to do as well,' said the on loan City full-back.

'He broke into the Tottenham side, it didn't quite happen for me, but I won't give up. You never know what can happen. Football is tough and you could say he is blocking my own path there right now. I guess it is as simple as that – but not just him.

'They also have (Vedran) Corluka and other quality players so who is to say if Kyle wasn't playing I would be playing anyway. You just never know. He fully deserves to win that award. We came up together through the academy at Sheffield and he has worked so hard at his game.'

Naughton believes Walker can only get better after a breakthrough campaign that recently earned him a new longer term deal at Spurs.

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'He is developing all the time and not just as a player. Every time I see him he seems to be getting bigger physically. He is built like a tank now and he is getting quicker every game,' he said.

'When we were a bit younger he was actually a bit smaller but you can see him growing physically and he is such a confident player.

'I was just saying the other day when he hit that free kick (against Blackburn) I have never seen him do that as long as I have known him, but it shows you he has the confidence to try stuff like that and I think he is only going to go onto even better things. Any time when I go back to Essex, where we both live, I'll go round his house or sometimes he will come to mine. When he scored that free-kick I texted him and said 'well done' and we had a bit of banter about it.'

Walker's first senior England start came in last November's friendly win over Sweden and Naughton would not bet against the 21-year-old featuring against the same group opponents at Euro2012 this summer.

'I think what he has done this season he deserves to be the first choice right-back for England in the tournament,' he said.

'They've just got a new manager so you never quite know what he is thinking about. You look around the league and who else might be vying for that position and Micah Richards is another one who has had a great season and he has been playing in the Premier League a bit longer and perhaps has a bit more experience. For me, I think Kyle deserves to be playing just on what he has done this season.'