It’s not a good time to be an England centre-back, for after James Tarkowski’s humiliation at the hands of Dele Alli, it was Kyle Walker’s turn to ensure that Harry Maguire will remember Wednesday’s training session for a long, long time.
While Alli executed more of a casual nutmeg on the disinterested Burnley defender, Walker seriously upped the nutmeg stakes for he did it in no-look style, in a full-fledged rondo to boot.
Here’s the video, with background score by a familiar band by the name of Simon & Garfunkel:
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The Manchester City fullback is among the fastest players in world football, but definitely not one blessed with skills like Alli so the manner of the nutmeg will surely smart for Maguire.
England will be in action for the first time since their semi-final exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the The Three Lions have a massive tie coming up against Spain on Saturday night.
Gareth Southgate’s men will then play Switzerland on Tuesday night in their final fixture before the players return to their respective clubs.
England have been hit by a major withdrawal as Raheem Sterling pulled out of the camp citing a back problem and Southgate has not called up a replacement for the Manchester City winger.
A vast majority of their stars are present in the squad, however, and most fans are excited to see what a resurgent Luke Shaw will bring to the national setup.
After an injury-nightmare for the past two seasons, the 23-year-old looks to be back to his best and his presence will be a massive boost to Southgate as the Manchester United man looks to become the first-choice left-back.