Pep Guardiola praises Manchester city star player Kyle Walker ahead of his reunion with Tottenham on Saturday, however Man City manager was not so keen to talk about Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez move.
City’s right-back Kyle Walker will go face to face against Tottenham for the first time since leaving in the summer.
The England full-back’s arrival was one of five major signings secured early in the close season by City – a coordinated and efficient approach that paved the way for their on-going unbeaten start to the Premier League season and 11-point lead at the summit,
“Right now I’d rate him as one of the best, definitely,” said the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach. “His energy, he is so strong defensively.
Pep Guardiola further praised the defender, “I’d like to help him solve not just [defensive] problems through his physicality but also through his thinking.
“When you are so strong physically, you solve all the problems that way but when you get to a certain age – 29, 30 – after that you need to think more about what will happen”.
“Always I encourage him to think first. Of course, against United [City’s 2-1 Manchester derby win last weekend] against Rashford and Martial, who are so fast and so good one-against-one running 40 metres, he was able to control them.
“Few players in the world can control players like Martial and Rashford like he did. That’s why he’s so, so important to us.”
Initially many questions were raised when City agreed a deal that could reach £50million to sign but all the things looks settled now.
On asking whether there will be another mover for Arsenal’s Sanchez, Guardiola replied: “Good question.”
Some laughter followed before he added: “[Ask me about matters] on the pitch, you know ….transfer window is for winter time.
“I don’t know, believe me, I don’t know what we are going to do because it’s not…”