Watching England’s performances in the Euro Under 21 Championships has been a pretty dire experience but there has been one stand out player within the ranks.

Kyle Walker has impressed fans and pundits alike and after his man of the match performance in the opening game against Spain, England’s next opponents Ukraine deployed two men to mark him. Walker’s marauding runs from the back even prompted a section of the Spanish media to call him the new Roberto Carlos!

While at Villa last season, fans seemed to enjoy his attacking style but criticised his defending at times and the
player admits to an attacking instinct.

“I used to play for England Under-16s at centre-forward, so it’s probably come from there,” Walker said.

“I started going right-back at scholarship level. I’ve forgotten about my history of being a centre-forward and concentrated on being a right-back.

“I like to get forward but my job’s defending. It’s only a bonus going forward.”

Roberto Carlos aside, it looks increasingly likely that there will be no more loan moves for the player as he looks set to be elevated to the first team squad at the expense of Alan Hutton. However, would he be your first choice at right back or would you have him as understudy to Corluka for now?



  1. the next star at the lane. corluka is to laid back and aint good enough for a team like spurs! walker is our future with lennon on the right, big season ahead

  2. I’ve thought this since Kyle’s first few games for Villa. He does leave us a little exposed, and hutton and lennon as a partnership didn’t work that well – as we all know. BAE and Bale work well because Bale has a defensive side, allowing BAE to go forward sometimes. HOPEFULLY Walker and Lennon can get a good understanding togther

  3. i can just see next year’s headlines now…

    “Man United and Chelsea in for Spurs star”

    “Spurs line up Neville as Walker replacement”

    • Manure have just offered us Owen Hargreaves as bait for Walker……oh, no , they’ve just released him. Such a shame he could have kept Woody company on the treatment table.

      Seriously, Walker has to be 1st choice, and with his pace he could unshackle Lennon and bring the best out of him again


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