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“It’s Going To Be Difficult” – Kyle Walker Speaks Ahead Of Facing Tottenham With New Club

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Kyle Walker will be facing Tottenham as his Manchester City team take us on in the International Champions Cup. The 27-year-old moved from the London club to join the Citizens in a deal worth £50million plus add-ons after a lot of negotiations.

The Englishman became one of the best right-backs in the country during his spell under Mauricio Pochettino and with him facing the Argentine, Walker stated it would be difficult to face us.

Speaking to City’s official site, the Englishman stated:

“It’s going to be difficult I’m not going to lie.

“I spent a lot of years there, had special moments and the lads are great, the coaching staff is great and they helped me to get to where I am now.”

The Englishman then added that he would be looking to actually pick up a win with his new side.

“But it’s a football match and I want to win so if we can go there and pick up a victory that would be fantastic.”

It was a bit of a shame to see Walker go but there were rumblings that he had fallen out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino and was thus allowed to leave the side. The Englishman was replaced by Kieran Trippier at the end of last season and the former Burnley man did put in some great performances for us.

Walker might be in the prime of his life but the amount paid by Manchester City will certainly help us feel a lot better, even if we did lose out on one of the best players in his position in the Premier League.

It could be stated that the competition between the players was one reason why Walker and Trippier both got better and it is only a matter of time before we bring in another right-back to provide some much needed competition to Trippier.

What is a major worry for us is the fact that we have not signed any new players to add to the squad. With every other club in the Premier League adding quality, there is a fear that we will regress from our brilliant performances in the past two seasons.

Daniel Levy recently stated that he wants to promote youth players, like we have done in the past, and not buy expensive players. Walker’s price certainly proves Levy is smart in the transfer window and only time will tell if this strategy pays off for us.


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