Kyle Walker Admits Having Strong Hatred For Football Legend

Manchester City captain Kyle Walker said he used to hate former City player Samir Nasri and named the Frenchman as one of the toughest opponents he has ever played against in his football career.

Kyle Walker

Samir Nasri joined Manchester City from Arsenal and was one of the players that made City a join to watch. Even though he wasn’t good enough for Pep Guardiola’s tactics, the contribution of the France international will never be forgotten.

Unfortunately, Kyle Walker was one of the players who had to deal with prime Nasri and the Englishman confessed to how difficult it was to keep the former City star out of the game.

The 33-year-old defender who is regarded as one of the best full-backs in Premier League history said he usually struggles against clever players like Nasri and used to hate him for always putting himself in pocket.

Speaking during an appearance on former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand’s Vibe with Five podcast, Walker admitted that it is “clever players” like Nasri who he tends to struggle against.

“I used to hate Nasri, I used to hate him,” the England international said. “He just put himself in pockets, [if you] put someone against me 1v1 I’m alright but when clever players sit in pockets.

“He used to have Gael Clichy overlapping, so if I go in there [to mark Nasri] I’d know Gael’s on the overlap,” the City captain said.

Meanwhile, Kyle Walker will hope to lead City to a victory on Sunday when they travel to Anfield to take on league leader, Liverpool. The England international claimed that he has never won at Anfield before, therefore, Sunday will present another opportunity to break the curse.

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