Kyle Walker has urged his Manchester City teammates to put an early end to the Premier League title competition this year.
The reigning champions City, have not always taken the initiative, despite having won five of the last six Premier League titles. Currently City are the frontrunners to make history by winning a record-breaking fourth straight title. In three of their last four triumphs, the Sky Blues have come from behind to win the championship, despite the fact that Arsenal dominated the standings for the bulk of last year.
With the intention of sustaining their form over a lengthy season and into the later stages of knockout events, City purposefully does not exhaust their players at the beginning of the season. The club’s first-ever Champions League victory was achieved by them in a spectacular way last season. Man City are the second English team in history to win the Treble.
Erling Haaland has already acknowledged that this stretch, which saw them play for two weeks after the majority of their competitors had concluded for the summer, had an impact on their performances. The Blues have managed to win each of their first four Premier League games. Despite their on-field troubles, they approached the September international break as the only team with a perfect record.
Kyle Walker wants to finish the title race as quickly as possible
Kyle Walker captained the team early in the season before the official voting. Walker challenged the players at the start of the season to put aside their reputation for coming from behind and instead channel the 2017–18 Centurions. That squad virtually clinched the championship before the new year by winning 19 of their first 20 games and drawing the other. They eventually won the championship in April 2018.
Kyle Walker said:
“I think it was important to get off to a good start. We are always playing catch up.”
He continued by saying:
“I said that to the lads at the start of the season – why don’t we try and run away with it, like we did in the 2017-18 season rather than playing catch up or waiting for people to drop points? And we have got off to a good start, a 100 per cent record in the Premier League. Now we go to the internationals, make sure we look after ourselves there, also perform well for our countries and make sure that we hit the busy period full steam ahead.”
Kyle Walker, 33, is one of the more senior players in a club that has seen some younger players join this summer. The club’s transfer window, in the opinion of the senior right-back, was successful. He uses the newcomers to help fuel his desire for titles.
Kyle Walker further added saying
“The feeling of winning doesn’t get old. When you’re walking up the steps to Wembley or lifting up the Super Cup or any other trophy, it doesn’t get old.”
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