Guardiola urges Man City’s Walker to fight for his England place

The Manchester City full-back has fallen behind Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier, now at Atletico Madrid, in Southgate’s pecking order ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

With Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka also in contention, it may be that Walker will not add to the 48 caps he has won for his country.Pep Guardiola has challenged Kyle Walker to prove Gareth

Southgate wrong after the England manager left him out of his national squad for the second time this season.But Guardiola, whose side host Wolves on Sunday, believes the 29-year-old Walker is currently exhibiting form good enough to win over Southgate and retain his place with the champions.

“Kyle, it is a big challenge for him to show the manager from England how good he is,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.He came as an incredible, outstanding player and still is an outstanding player. Physicality, strong, fast, and we try to help him to be better since we were together.”
Gareth does what he does for the best of the national team in England. It’s a big challenge for Kyle to show how him good he is. Not because he’s not in the national team will my opinion change, and neither will Gareth’s. So he remains an incredible full-back.”


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