Walker: 'Southgate makes you feel like the best player in the world'
• Kyle Walker has lauded the management of Gareth Southgate following England's World Cup exit, insisting he makes every player feel like they are the best in the world.
"The man’s a gentleman. That’s the best way to describe him. He’s lived in our shoes," he told reporters. "He relates to us massively. He knows what to say at the right times and he makes you feel like you’re the best player in the world. He gives you that confidence.
"And I think he needs to take the most credit out of every one of us. We’re the guys that are running on the pitch but he’s the backbone of this team. He’s made sure everyone’s stuck together through good and bad moments and made sure our feet are on the floor.
"I can’t put into words how much credit he deserves for this."