According to the Telegraph, Kyle Walker believes Manchester City’s Premier League title triumph shows he made the right decision in leaving Tottenham Hotspur last summer but hopes to win more in the future.
The England international, who joined City from Tottenham in the summer, has played a key role in his new club bagging the title with five games of the season still left.
Last week, City beat Spurs 3-1 at Wembley, thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling but their Premier League champions status was confirmed on Sunday after Manchester United lost 1-0 to West Brom at Old Trafford.
Walker was a part of the City team that beat us last Saturday as he left the Wembley clutching his old teammate Kieran Trippier’s jersey and explained how much he wants Tottenham to beat United in next week’s FA Cup semi-final and go on to win the trophy.
“We won the Carabao Cup, and that was a step in the right direction for me, but to be competing in the Premier League since I was 19 and to play all the games I played to not win the Premier League was a bit devastating,” Walker was quoted by the Telegraph.
“So to come here, and it’s in touching distance now in my first season, it’s fantastic for me. You always ask is the grass greener on the other side, and it looks it this way. We need to continue. We can’t just stop at one Premier League title if we go on and do that.
“It needs to be a number of years before we can be regarded as one of the top teams ever to have played in the league. We have the youth in the squad, and the hunger to go on and do big things.”
Walker, who spent eight years at Tottenham says he and Mauricio Pochettino share a mutual respect for each other.
“Whatever you read, I know what really happened. I know the truth behind it and so does he,” he added.
“I won’t stand here and start slagging people off. That’s not what I’m about. I left because it was a time in my career that I needed to move on, and luckily it’s worked out.
“They’ve got Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, which is a big trophy for them. So, please God, they go and win it because their lads deserve it. Every single one of them works hard every day. Not just the lads but the coaching staff as well.”
Walker has been a consistent performer for City this season and has been one of their key stars in helping them secure the title.
Full-backs are becoming increasingly important in the modern game, especially from an attacking point of view. Even though I’d have preferred to have Walker in our team, the way things turned out to be, I think we have enough quality in our team to win the Premier League next season.
[Video] Amazing new time-lapse footage showcases pitch and seating areas of Tottenham’s new stadium
Tottenham’s new stadium is towards completion and a new time-lapse video from last week has been shared which highlights the final stages of work being done.
The video begins with a view of the exterior where cranes are working on one section of the structure. The next part features an aerial view of the entire stadium. The video shows construction being done throughout the night to get the venue ready as quickly as possible.
A clip from the video showcases a section where numerous glass panes are yet to be installed, however, a number of cranes and workers are on the job.
The pitch was installed a week ago and an interior shot displays the grass and the artificial pitch lighting. It is great to see that most of the seats are installed and the LED hoardings across the seating area of the stadium.
Hopefully, the venue will be completed quickly. Tottenham have spent a lot of time away from home with Wembley being used as a temporary ground. We even played a Carabao Cup game against Watford at Stadium MK.
“Star on and off the pitch” – Some Tottenham fans react to Spurs star’s hilarious dance
Lucas Moura seems to be enjoying his season with Tottenham. The Brazilian had a fantastic performance against Manchester United a few weeks ago and was even recalled to the Brazil squad during the recent international break.
The former PSG man has become a starter for Spurs and a recent video was shared by Moussa Sissoko of the Brazilian dancing.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2018
Some Tottenham fans reacted to the Moura dance and loved every second of it.
AMAZING CHEERFUL SAMBA SPURS TALENT
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) October 22, 2018
Star on and off the pitch.
— ⁴ (@Alderrweireld) October 22, 2018
Happy to be leaving London Stadium dressing room I imagine #WestHam
— Jeremy Palmer (@JeremyPalmer7) October 22, 2018
Who put Mambo No. 5 on? Winks?
— Enter the VAR (@thedarkpav) October 22, 2018
— Alex (@highpressmess) October 22, 2018
He certainly danced his way through Westham on Saturday 😁
— Marc R (@marcrozier1) October 22, 2018
hahaha love you 😁😘
— WanboSports万博体育 (@wanbosports) October 22, 2018
Loved it – putting your name in for Dancing with the Stars 😀
— LadyCP1851 (@LadyCP1851) October 22, 2018
Lucas is Crazy, hahaha
— Ramon Dos Santos (@nomarmsn) October 22, 2018
Thankfully he plays much better than he dances!!!😳
— Des Bennett (@DesBennett5) October 22, 2018
Spurs beat West Ham in a tough London derby on Saturday and will need another quality performance against PSV Eindhoven in midweek.
Tottenham have lost their two Champions League group games this season, and we need to defeat the Dutch team to have any chance of making it into the next round.
Tottenham downplay interest in signing 25-year-old Colombian star
Tottenham have no plans of signing Wilmar Barrios from Boca Junior, sources have told ESPN. The Colombian international had a decent World Cup with the national side and was linked with a move to Spurs, according to the report.
Reports (h/t ESPN) suggested that we had agreed on personal terms with the 25-year-old’s representatives and were preparing a bid for the midfielder.
Spurs were the only club to not sign a player in the summer but the manager was open to signings in January.
The manager was quoted by ESPN as saying:
“In football you always need to think you can improve, and you need to try to improve your squad.
“We couldn’t sign [in the summer] for different circumstances, but we wanted to sign.
“Now January will come and we’re going to try to sign. I think it’s not only us — all the clubs and managers want to sign players, must refresh the squad.
“We need to try again in January or the summer if we want to move on the team and the club.”
Spurs are in a great position in the Premier League as we are just a couple of points behind the league leaders.
Hopefully, the right signings can help us push on this season and lead us to our first ever Premier League title.
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