Walker thinks the nation can achieve great things.
After qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil following two good wins in the qualifiers, Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker thinks the nation can reach the final.
The right-back has recently signed a new five-and-a-half year deal at White Hart Lane after becoming the undisputed first choice at the north London club.
Walker has also been getting regularly selected for the national team by manager Roy Hodgson – with nine caps to date – and now expects the country to do well at the biggest international tournament.
“I would take it [a semi-final appearance] but I think we can do better,” the 23-year-old told talkSPORT.
“I think it’s going to be a really good and exciting World Cup, hopefully I’m a part of it and doing well for England.”
It is now essentially a two-horse race as to who gets the spot on the right-hand side of defence for the Three Lions – barring any injuries – between Walker and Liverpool’s Glen Johnson.
Micah Richards has fallen out-of-favour due to a lack of game time at Manchester City, whilst Nathaniel Clyne’s impressive form at Southampton still may have come a little too late for next year.
Walker’s rise to prominence started at the full-back’s boyhood club Sheffield United, before joining Spurs in a deal that also saw Kyle Naughton head the same way.
Impressive loan spells back with the Blades and then at Aston Villa ensured the Englishman would get a chance at Tottenham and manager Andre Villas-Boas is clearly a big fan of the defender.
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