Monday, 3 October 2016
Gary Neville had Kyle Walker and Danny Rose with England 2/3 years ago and felt they were unreliable in many ways. he has talked previously about not being mentally tough.
Their revitalisation under Mauricio Pochettino has been immense he feels now. They play with a greater appetite, greater energy, a willingness to run, to do the right things, to defend, to learn that is a transformation of the players he saw back then.
Walker was excellent on the ball yesterday playing more intricate passing and looking more assured on the ball, even making a forward run at the right time after a burst from midfield that unfortunately didn't get the quality of pass needed to put him through on goal.
He has been in excellent form this season and yesterday suggested he is thinking about the game far more than he did before while Danny Rose is reading the game better and at one point charged forward yesterday to help our attacking players press winning the ball but giving away a free-kick.
That summed up what Neville is talking about, their desire and hunger was out of the top drawer yesterday.