Kyle Walker wants to return to his traditional right back role after playing at centre back during the World Cup.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the England star revealed that he would like to return to right back after playing in the centre of defence during the Three Lions’ successful World Cup campaign.
Walker has established himself at right-back at club level with Spurs and Man City, but the emergence of his replacement at Spurs, Kieran Trippier, at international level means that Walker has a tough fight to retain his spot.
‘I want to play right back for England. I think that’s my spot. I have played there for nine years.
In the World Cup I was happy to play anywhere. Gareth Southgate felt that would help the team so I was happy to sacrifice the chance to prove that I am one of the best right backs in the world. But I don’t see myself as a centre half.
When I am 30 and I haven’t got the legs then maybe I could learn that position, but I would still have to be playing it at club level to do that.
It was a bit awkward in Russia, I won’t lie. I am a right back playing right centre half when we have Gary Cahill and Phil Jones sitting on the bench.
Walker was a key man for England, who reached the Semi-Finals of the World Cup for the first time since Italia ’90.
Gareth Southgate’s side were knocked out by Croatia in the Semifinals, who would go on to lose to France in the final.