Gareth Southgate has disclosed that he had to dissuade Kyle Walker from international retirement on two occasions, following the 2021 European Championship and last year’s World Cup. In England’s recent Euro 2024 qualifying match against Ukraine, Walker shone brightly, netting his first-ever goal for his nation and exhibiting unwavering defensive prowess.
Kyle Walker’s return after retirement considerations
Jordan Pickford hailed him as the world’s premier right-back and the fastest. Walker’s continued presence owes itself to heartfelt conversations with Southgate, who emphasized his critical role in the team and his status as a world-class player.
Walker’s international journey, marked by comebacks and sacrifices, now continues, as he aims to amass more caps for England.