Kyle Walker has disagreed with Raheem Sterling’s suggestion that Harry Kane is the best trainer in the England camp.

Walker and Kane go back a long time, with the right-back being a fixture in Tottenham’s starting eleven when the striker was coming through the club’s youth ranks.


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The Manchester City star has witnessed the 29-year-old’s rise from close proximity, both at club and international level. Kane is now undoubtedly the Three Lions’ most important player, with Gareth Southgate’s men being heavily reliant on him to get the goals.

The striker is heading into the World Cup in excellent form and England fans will be hoping that he delivers once again at a major tournament.

Several of Kane’s England teammates have been extremely complimentary of what the striker does in training, with Declan Rice even stating a couple of years ago that he has never seen someone finish like the Tottenham man (Sky Sports’ Super 6 podcast via Football.London).

Sterling and Walker were asked who the best trainer in the England squad is and when the Chelsea star named Kane for his finishing, Walker pushed back, pointing out that the 29-year-old’s finishing is supposed to be good since he plays upfront.

The City star told Lad Bible: “There’s a lot of good trainers. So to single him (Kane) out, no. Obviously, he is a good player. But I wouldn’t say he is the best. His finishing is meant to be good.”

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I can understand where Walker is coming from as players with flair like Phil Foden or Jack Grealish are more likely to stand out in training. However, there is no denying that Kane is the best player in the England squad, given the attributes he possesses and the consistency with which he performs.

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