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Giorgio Chiellini says he loves Manchester City defender Kyle Walker
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Giorgio Chiellini says he loves Manchester City defender Kyle Walker

Giorgio Chiellini has told The Times that he loves Kyle Walker and suggested that he does not know how it is possible for the Manchester City star to be so fast and so strong.

Chiellini has probably missed the boat to ever play in the Premier League during his career. But he has certainly had plenty of experience of coming up against English players and sides.

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Obviously, the most notable appearance came in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley. Ultimately, Chiellini had the last laugh with Italy lifting the trophy after a penalty shootout.

But it was a remarkable summer for a number of England players, including Walker. The right-back was named in the team of the tournament. And he highlighted just how important he is to the country’s defence with his remarkable pace.

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It certainly seems that Walker’s performances have left an impression on Chiellini. The veteran centre-back was discussing a number of English defenders in an interview with The Times. And the strongest praise came for the 32-year-old.

“I love Kyle Walker,” he said. “Walker is unbelievable. I don’t know how it’s possible to be so fast, so strong. He could do the 100 metres against jaguars, maybe, because he is something fantastic.”

Chiellini loves Kyle Walker

Walker probably has not received the praise he deserves during his career. He has been brilliant at right-back or on the right of a back three.

He has won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups. And he has also featured in a Champions League final.

Walker has now made 68 appearances for England. And that number may well increase significantly before he calls time on his international career.

You can certainly understand why he is loved by his peers, with Chiellini becoming the latest to express his admiration for the Manchester City star.

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