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Kyle Walker: Standar Tinggi, Bukan Keberuntungan Yang Mendorong Performa Bagus City

Kyle Walker: Standar Tinggi, Bukan Keberuntungan Yang Mendorong Performa Bagus City
Kyle Walker percaya bahwa kemampuan untuk menyatukan rentetan kemenangan yang diperpanjang adalah bukti dari standar tinggi yang dituntut oleh para pemain dan staf Manchester City dari diri mereka sendiri.

Pasukan Pep Guardiola akan menargetkan untuk mencatatkan kemenangan ke-13 berturut-turut di Liga Inggris saat kami bertandang ke Southampton pada hari Sabtu dan performa impresif seperti itu telah menjadi tema yang berulang di bawah tim Catalan.

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Pada 2017-18, kami memenangkan rekor liga 18 pertandingan berturut-turut, sementara musim lalu, 28 pertandingan tak terkalahkan adalah katalis untuk kemenangan gelar kami.

Walker merasa keinginan City untuk menang melebihi apa pun yang pernah dilihatnya dalam kariernya dan mengatakan kehilangan poin adalah sesuatu yang tidak ditoleransi oleh kelompok pemain ini.

“Sepertinya kita baru saja berlari ketika orang-orang sepertinya kehilangan poin,” dia merenungkan sebelum perjalanan kami ke St Mary's.

“Beberapa orang menyebutnya keberuntungan, tetapi saya tidak berpikir Anda bisa memiliki keberuntungan sebanyak ini selama beberapa musim saya berada di sini.

“Saya merasa itu adalah standar yang kami tetapkan sebagai sebuah tim. Kami memastikan bahwa di setiap pertandingan kami pergi ke sana dan minimal yang kami inginkan adalah tiga poin.

“Saya belum pernah berada di tim di mana ketika kami bermain imbang, tempat latihan untuk beberapa hari ke depan turun. Itu adalah standar yang kami tetapkan, pasti selama lima musim terakhir saya di sini, bahwa kami ingin memenangkan setiap pertandingan.

“Ketika kami bermain imbang atau kehilangan poin, itu tidak dapat diterima karena kami tahu kami bisa melakukan yang lebih baik dan kami ingin meraih tiga poin itu.”

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Walker will make his 126th league start for the Club if selected on Saturday, the second highest in the squad since he arrived at the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2017.

The 32-year-old has proved himself to be a player Guardiola can rely on and he has started each and every cup final under the Catalan.

It is a record to be proud of, particularly when you consider he has faced competition for the right-back slot from two-time Champions League winner, Danilo, and Joao Cancelo.

Walker admits it would be easier to know he was guaranteed to start every week, but believes competition for places has been instrumental in the success both he and City have enjoyed over the course of his career.

“It is tough, but my happy place is the football field,” he added.

“Keeping the standards is hard and you have to make sure you prepare, look after yourself and do the work off the field, not just on the field.

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“It is a credit to myself, if I do say so, with the amount of players the recruitment team have brought in, with Danilo being the right-back, then Joao.

“Making sure the manager can trust me and depend on me, I have to take praise for that.

“Would I like to sit here and be the only right-back, so I know that I am playing game in game out even if I have a bad training session? Of course, I would.

“But do I feel that I would have reached the standards or levels that I have achieved throughout my career [without it]?

“I signed at Tottenham with six right-backs in front of me and I had to go to various places on loan before I earnt the trust of Harry Redknapp.

“Would I or anyone else have achieved the heights we have achieved at City if they didn’t have people nipping at their heels, wanting their shirt, I don’t think we would.

“I think competition is good and it keeps everyone on their toes.”

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