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Guardiola Impressed with Kyle Walker’s Captaincy: ‘Same Guy with More Responsibility’

Guardiola Impressed with Kyle Walker's Captaincy - 'Same Guy with More Responsibility'

Pep Guardiola commended Kyle Walker’s leadership qualities and performance as captain for Manchester City this season.

Inherited from Ilkay Gundogan, Walker is one of the dressing room skippers, showcasing his ability to handle additional responsibility. Guardiola expressed his satisfaction with Walker’s captaincy and discussed the possibility of him leading the England national team. Let’s delve into Guardiola’s statements.

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Walker’s Captaincy at City

Guardiola acknowledged Kyle Walker’s captaincy role at Manchester City, emphasizing that the right-back has seamlessly taken on the responsibility. Despite wearing the armband, Guardiola noted that Walker remains the same player but with an added leadership role. He stated, “He’s the same guy but with more responsibility. If we have a problem in the locker room, he can solve it. I’m really pleased.”

Extra Responsibility Suiting Walker

The City boss expressed his satisfaction with how Walker has handled the extra responsibility, both on and off the field. Guardiola highlighted Walker’s ability to contribute not only as a player but also as a leader, stating that the players decided to pick him for the role.

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Potential England Captaincy for Walker

When asked about the possibility of Kyle Walker leading the England national team regularly, Guardiola expressed confidence that Walker would be happy to take on such a role. While acknowledging Harry Kane as the current captain, Guardiola highlighted Walker’s experience and ability to show leadership on the international stage. He said, “I think Kane is the captain, but of course, he’s not a young lad anymore. He has a lot of experience and titles; that’s why he can show it to the rest of the people.”

Pep Guardiola’s praise for Kyle Walker’s captaincy underscores the right-back’s impact both on and off the pitch. Walker’s ability to handle additional responsibility and contribute to the team’s dynamics aligns with Guardiola’s expectations. As City continues its campaigns, Walker’s leadership remains a valuable asset. The prospect of him taking on a more significant role with the England national team further highlights his standing in the world of football leadership. Stay tuned for more updates and insights on City News Centre!

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