Manchester City star: I joined to emulate my two ‘heroes’

Matt Stead

Kyle Walker joined Manchester City to emulate his two right-backing heroes under Pep Guardiola.

Walker joined City from Tottenham for £51m last summer, and has won the Premier League title in his first season.

The England international has been far and away the best full-back in the Premier League this season, and his development has been furthered by Guardiola.

Walker explains that he joined City for that very reason, having seen the Spaniard’s work with Philip Lahm and Dani Alves.

“He is very passionate and you can see that on the pitch,” Walker told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“He just wants to win. It shows in his record as manager that he likes winning and he likes to do it in style as well.

“A big reason why I signed with Manchester City was because I wanted to work with the manager of this calibre.

“He’s worked with two of my heroes I’ve watched for numerous years now, Dani Alves and Phillip Lahm, so I wanted him to pass on that information on to me.”