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Kyle Walker has credited Pep Guardiola for the way he has changed his game since his arrival at Etihad.
The defender, who has joined the Citizens from Tottenham for a £50m back in 2017, believes the tactical education he has had at Guardiola’s team has made him a better defender.
“I think it is just maturity and my understanding of the game. It helps with the manager I have got massively, with his knowledge and how he likes to see the game,” he said.
“I think I said before I went out to the World Cup, If I didn’t spend the time I spent at City and had learnt what I learnt, would I have been able to play in a back three? I don’t think I would have.
“My job at Tottenham was an attacking full-back where I was bombing up and down as a wing-back. Since coming to City, I have learnt to play in a three, I have learnt to go inside and into midfield, I have played centre back sometimes.
“I just think my defensive awareness and my positional sense has really sharpened up. My knowledge of the game as well.”