Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Walker's Warning to the Blues' Title Rivals

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Walker's Warning to the Blues' Title Rivals

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CITY'S title rivals may try and test out Kyle Walker's theory if the Premier League champions prove as good as they looked against Chelsea.

Anyone tuning in to the Community Shield for their first look at Sarri-ball instead witnessed another masterclass from Pep Guardiola's side as Walker, John Stones, Sergio Aguero and more played like they had never been away.

And in a message that will disappoint any teams hoping the Blues will start with a Russian hangover, the City defender believes the meticulous work done over the past two seasons has the players itching to get started.

"You have to be at your best or you are sat on the bench next to him. It's as simple as that," he said.

"His demands are so high, but it should be a pleasure to run around. In any football I have played in - and I have played in League 1 and as an international at the World Cup - the bare minimum is running around and showing the desire for the shirt. …

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