Arsenal frontman Eddie Nketiah has said that he would pick Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker in his all-English five-a-side team.
Speaking to the Three Lions’ official YouTube channel, the 24-year-old was quizzed about the players he would from his nation’s current side.
Eddie Nketiah picked Kyle Walker alongside the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka and Harry Kane in his English five-a-side team.
Eddie Nketiah picks ‘solid’ Kyle Walker in English five-a-side team
Branded as ‘unbelievable’ by Gary Neville, the 33-year-old has been consistent brilliant for both club and country for years now.
And defensively, Walker is up there with some of the greatest full-backs that the game has ever seen.
As a result, it is no surprise to see Eddie Nketiah not hesitate when picking Kyle Walker in his English five-a-side team.
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“At the back, Kyle. Solid”, he said.
It is unlikely that many would disagree with this opinion as well.
Kyle Walker would be a cheat code at five-a-side
Some may disagree with Eddie Nketiah as a more technical defender like John Stones would perhaps be a better fit on paper than Kyle Walker in such a game.
However, the former Tottenham Hotspur right-back is quite underrated on the ball, as this aspect of his game has come leaps and bounds since his move to Manchester City in 2017.
While defensively, Kyle Walker is as good as it gets in 1v1 situations, as he has proven time and again up against some of the very best forwards in the world like Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Jr. to name a few.
In the event that Walker bombs forward, he still has the lightening recovery pace to storm back and resume his defensive duties without breaking a sweat.
As an all-round package, it is difficult to look past the decorated defender in any format of the game.