Kyle Walker has challenged his Manchester City teammates to kill off the Premier League title race early this season.
Defending champions city have won five of the last six titles and are favourites to win an unprecedented fourth in a row,
But have not often led from the front. Arsenal spent the majority of last year on top of the table,
With the Blues coming from behind to lift the trophy in three of their past four victories.
Walker, captaining the side for the early part of the campaign ahead of the official vote,
Challenged the players at the beginning of the season to cast aside their reputation for coming from behind and instead channel the 2017/18 Centurions.
That team won 19 of their first 20 games and drew the other to effectively win the title before the New Year,
eventually claiming the title in April 2018.
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“Now we go to the internationals, make sure we look after ourselves there, also perform well for our countries and make sure that we hit the busy period full steam ahead.”
At 33, Walker is one of the older members of a group that has seen some younger players arrive this summer. The senior right-back uses the new arrivals to help fuel his motivation for trophies and believes the club has had a successful transfer window.
“The feeling of winning doesn’t get old. When you’re walking up the steps to Wembley or lifting up the Super Cup or any other trophy, it doesn’t get old,” he said.
“The manager has won a fair few things and knows what to do with the team.
He brings new faces in a the right time at the right position and that keeps the hunger for everyone spreading across the team.
Josko [Gvardiol] sits next to me and I think he hasn’t own a Premier League,
I want to get that for him. We are a team, and we are all in this together.
“Can you get better the Treble-winning side? It’s hard.
Do I think that the recruitment and the players they have brought in are just as good?
I very much think so.
“Then you look at Jeremy [Doku] and I still think he is a raw talent. He is young and he needs to learn and the manager to coach him but it takes time.
“Josko, he’s class. At 21 to be doing what he is doing and to have achieved what he has.
The sky is the limit. [Matheus] Nunes, a great ball carrier. We have seen what he did at Old Trafford, fantastic player.
“The recruitment has been very good.
Now it’s down to us as a group of players to put the faith in the players
That the manager has shown in us and show that on the field.”