Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Walker Hits Back over Nev's Kane 'World-Class' Call

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Walker Hits Back over Nev's Kane 'World-Class' Call

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KYLE Walker 'disagrees massively' with Gary Neville's claim Harry Kane is the only world-class player in the England team.

The City defender is expected to be one of Gareth Southgate's key players at the World Cup, with their campaign getting underway tonight when they play Tunisia.

While not his preferred position, Walker has been playing as one of three central defenders in the back line, with former club team-mate Kieran Trippier to his right.

Spirits are high within the camp, and Neville's claim Tottenham striker Kane is the only world-class player did not sit well with Walker.

"I disagree massively," he said when the claim was put to him.

"I think we're all here on merit, on club form.

"We've all shown fine form throughout the season.

"That's his opinion. He's entitled to his opinion.

"I look up to him a lot but I feel to say there is only one world-class player in the England team is a little bit harsh on the rest. …

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