Nedum Onuoha has said that Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker is having one hell of a season so far.
Nedum Onuoha has been especially impressed by Kyle Walker amongst all of the current crop of Manchester City’s defenders.
Nedum Onuoha raves about ‘fantastic’ Kyle Walker
Branded as ‘truly exceptional’ by Paul Lake, the 33-year-old has operated in a much more advanced role this season, almost playing as a right-winger in possession.
The Englishman’s positioning has given Phil Foden the license to tuck inside and run the show from a more central position so far.
Now, Nedum Onuoha has lauded Kyle Walker for his performances this season.
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“Well now, you don’t know who’s playing in a particular game because they can rotate it so well. And even someone like Kyle Walker’s been fantastic so far this year. Well, we also know [Manuel] Akanji can play there or it could be someone else who falls into that spot.”
“I have unfortunately distanced myself from the team that I support, which I know gets a lot of points but it makes me feel a little bit easy when the line-ups come out and the only thing that’s guaranteed is Erling Haaland”, he joked about his struggles with Fantasy Premier Leagues and Manchester City.
Kyle Walker is slowly but surely getting better and better in his new role
Nedum Onouha is right to pinpoint that Kyle Walker has stepped up to the plate once again this season, considering his performances have divided opinion from an offensive perspective.
Considering Walker has not particularly operated in an attacking role since leaving Tottenham, facets such as his final ball and general crossing accuracy is not what it used to be before he joined City.
Ultimately, that is natural as such forward-thinking traits that used to come naturally to the treble-winner do not as much nowadays due to a lack of habit.
But as Kyle Walker showcased against Sheffield United and even for England during the international break, he is capable of tapping into the more attacking side of the game even now.
Slowly but surely, Walker is growing into his new responsibilities, which could add a completely new dimension to this Sky Blues side.