Kyle Walker slams Tottenham after joining Manchester City
By Matt Bullin
Manchester City new signing Kyle Walker has said Tottenham did not have the edge to win trophies during his spell at the club.
The 27-year-old right-back joined City earlier this month as he penned a five-year deal at the club.
In an interview with the BBC, Walker spoke of his desire to win trophies with his the Manchester giants and he also revealed why he feels Spurs were unable to win anything during his time there.
“I am hoping with the world-class players we have here that we will go and lift a trophy, which is what I want to do in my career,” he said.
“Sometimes [at Tottenham] we were unlucky. Sometimes we just didn’t have that little bit of edge.
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“I needed a new challenge. This would have been my ninth season at Tottenham. Sometimes you need to come out of your comfort zone a little bit.”
Tottenham fans won’t like this one bit, after narrowly missing out on the Premier League title over the past two seasons.
However, Spurs have not won a trophy since the League Cup in 2008 – the year before Walker arrived in north London in a £5million move from Sheffield United.
Walker went on to make 229 appearances across all competitions for Spurs, and he helped the side reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup last season.
He was one of Tottenham’s top performers last term, and he made 39 appearances across all competitions, which yielded six assists.
Since 2008 the Citizens have won the Premier League title on two occasions, as well as one FA Cup and two League Cups.
Walker has been capped by England on 27 occasions, and he featured for the full 90 minutes in the 3-2 friendly defeat to France last month.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Sky have detailed that the reported wage demands of Barkley are untrue.