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Kyle Walker: 'Phil Jagielka is my hero'

Walker: 'Jagielka is my hero'
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Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker names England teammate Phil Jagielka as his defensive inspiration.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has admitted that his England teammate Phil Jagielka was one of his heroes while growing up.

The 22-year-old is expected to line up alongside the Everton man when the Three Lions take on San Marino at Wembley on Friday.

"I'm a Sheffield United boy, so it was Brian Deane and then when I fell back into defence it was Phil Jagielka - he was a hero of mine," The Sun quotes Walker as saying.

"He was at Sheffield United when they went up to the Premiership and I signed my scholarship. But then we got relegated and he moved to Everton - that was just as I was coming through.

"I've never told him he was a hero as I don't want to make his head too big."

England go into Friday's World Cup qualifier in third place in Group H, level on points with Poland and the Ukraine, with a win and a draw from their opening games.


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