Manchester City ace Kyle Walker has warned their Premier League rivals that they intend to dominate English football for years to come. Pep Guardiola’s men won the Premier League at a canter during a record-breaking 2017-18 season, reaching 100 points and finishing 19 clear of their nearest rivals Manchester United.
City also claimed the Carabao Cup but securing silverware has not softened the team’s hunger for success as manager Guardiola works his players even harder.
Asked if Guardiola had been noticeably tougher, right-back Walker said: “Yeah, yeah, yeah! There’s been a big change.
“Obviously, he’s not striving for (just) one title and we’re not as well – we want more. I don’t want to sound big headed, but we want to dominate English football.
“I think we’ve got the players here, and we’ve definitely got the manager, to do that, so we need to keep listening.
“Every day is a learning day and you can always adjust to different tactics, adjust to different formations and that’s something we need to take on collectively as a group – that’s manager and players – to make sure that we can dominate the English game.”
It was quite the statement of intent from Walker after a first season to remember at City.
“I’ve not just signed here to pick up my first Premier League title and then say ‘OK, I’ll rest on that’,” the England international said, speaking at the world premiere of
‘All or Nothing: Manchester City’.
“I’m hungry for a lot more. There’s a lot of challengers, there are a lot of good teams in the Premier League.
“Even, you look at Everton now, who have spent a lot of money in the transfer window, they’re going to be tough competitors.
“We just see the Premier League is full of surprises. Leicester did it so why can’t anyone else do it? We’ll just have to see.”