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Walker: There’s plenty more to come

MEDIA WATCH: Walker says he has more to give this season

MEDIA WATCH: Walker says he has more to give this season

Kyle Walker discusses his role in the side and Ilkay Gundogan says City are now better placed to win the Champions League…it’s time for this morning’s review of the back pages.

Let’s start with Kyle Walker, who has told the Manchester Evening News he isn’t yet back to top form after the summer break.

Walker was part of the England side that made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia, playing as a centre-half for Gareth Southgate’s men.

He enjoyed a two-week break after the competition, and he says he is still in the process of recalibrating his game now that he is back in his favoured right-back role at club level.

“I'm still dusting off the cobwebs,” he says.

“Playing for England in a centre back role is completely different to playing in a right back role – your energy is a lot more use in a right back role, getting up and down.

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“So I'm still getting the engine warm and hopefully will be good in the next couple of weeks.”

“I'm still getting back to fitness, The two weeks off is a decent break – you don't normally get that as a professional footballer, so that was fantastic.”

Walker has also revealed his role has been altered somewhat this season as Pep Guardiola continues to fine-tune City’s tactical approach.

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“My role is a little bit different, where I am tucking in a little bit more and trying to control people,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ilkay Gundogan has told German title WAZ that he dreams of winning the Champions League with City.

And the midfielder believes the team’s increasing maturity means we are in a strong position going into this year’s competition.

"I dream of winning the Champions League title with Manchester City and a title with Germany," he said.

"In Manchester last season we had the feeling that we are ready for it. It was not enough. This year nothing has changed in this feeling.

"I believe that we are even a bit more mature. We have the potential to become Champions League winners."

That's all for this morning's media roundup. Stay with us throughout the day here on mancity.com as we bring you all the latest news and updates. 

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