Juventus Legend Giorgio Chiellini says Man City have an ‘Unbelievable’ Defender he love


Juventus and Italian football legend Giorgio Chiellini has singled a certain Manchester City defender out for praise in a recent interview.

The former Juventus man is one of the most decorated defenders to have ever played the game, winning an astonishing nine Serie A titles, five Coppa Italia’s and the 2020 European Championship with the Italian national team. 

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.

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.

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.”

Coming from a defensive player as highly decorated as Chiellini, this is high praise indeed for Walker, who 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.

The 32-year-old is set to be involved in England’s upcoming Nations League fixtures as he looks to bounce back from the early injury setbacks he’s faced at this early stage of the season. 

These Chiellini’s comments on Walker were shared on twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.

“Finally he is getting the recognition he deserve.”
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“The ball knowledge of this man is unbelievable”
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“Wish Kyle was 22 Yrs old !!!.”
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“Fans from other big 6 clubs dissing Walker will always make me laugh cos I’ve seen bare wingers say he’s the hardest full back they’ve faced”
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“Every top top players says Walker is the best RB they’ve come against. I ain’t heard names like “reece james” and “trent”. Walker is sooo clear of both”
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“Remember when people mocked his fee? Arguably the best RB in Premier League history.”
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“Realised almost every opponent that faces Walker seems to put him in the ‘best FB/defender they’ve played against’ conversation. Defenders, attackers, they all know. The other names have a way to go. Neymar gave him the cosign man. Come on.”
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