Ex-Tottenham Hotspur right back, and current Premier League title holder, Kyle Walker his broken his silence on his Spurs exit with a scathing attack on manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Walker left Spurs at the end of the 2016/17 season, swapping the Lilywhite shirt for the blue of Manchester City.
The England full back would go on to win the Premier League title in his first season at the club, cementing himself as arguably the best right back in the world.
Pochettino targeted Walker in his book, Brave New World, last year, claiming that the defender showed an alarming lack of respect for the club when he asked to leave Tottenham.
Walker has now hit back at the Spurs manager, completely disagreeing with the story spun in his book.
Kyle claims that he was told he was no longer in Poch’s plans before his £50m transfer to Man City.
Walker said: “He told me I wasn’t in his plans. I was hurt by that a lot.
“He said his door was always open and I thought it was a private meeting we had. So I kept quiet, but then he went and wrote about it… or his version of it.
“If he was going to do that, he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.
He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now, I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect to Tottenham and I always will.
“The manager gave me my chance to showcase my talent. But people don’t know the ins and outs of everything, and it is about time I told people what happened from my side.
“Mauricio was fantastic for me. I was young, needed to improve, and he improved me. He taught me how to look after myself, eat right and rest. I will never forget how much he did.
What do you think of this interesting turn of events? Do you wish that Walker was still at the club? Was Poch right to sell him?
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