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Kevin De Bruyne defends Kyle Walker after Roy Keane calls him “idiot”

Kevin De Bruyne defends Kyle Walker after Roy Keane calls him "idiot"

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Kevin De Bruyne has defended his Manchester City team-mate Kyle Walker after he was labelled an “idiot” by Roy Keane.

The 30-year-old has been in fine form for Pep Guardiola’s men this season, but the full-back did not enjoy his best afternoon in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Walker gave away a costly penalty for a foul on Sadio Mane, which led outspoken former Manchester United captain Keane to call the City defender an “idiot” and a “car crash” of a player.

City team-mate De Bruyne stuck up for Walker ahead of facing him with Belgium in the Nations League on Sunday.

“I think from the moment that Kyle came to the team, he’s been one of the most consistent performers with us,” the playmaker said.

“He’s never injured, he plays all the time. He’s reliable and he’s a really good defender. I think the job that he does is a really good job. Obviously when you compare every position it’s different. You can’t compare the work that Kyle does to, for instance, Trent (Alexander-Arnold) at Liverpool.

“Trent is the more offensive player and Kyle has to play a different role for us, but he does it really well and there’s a reason why he’s playing all these years at this level for all these teams. It means he’s been really good.

“OK, what Roy Keane says… he’s a different man and everybody knows that. But, OK, it’s his opinion and he’ll take it on the chin. He’s going to be fine with it.”

Source- Sports Mole

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