Kyle Walker’s tough childhood gives him resolve to prove people wrong

England defender, fit again and raring to go, grew up on an estate where he witnessed a fatal arson attack and a suicideProve people wrong, never be beaten. Each day is a new challenge, keep on pushing. “It’s just been my life,” Kyle Walker says, as he reflects on where the drive comes from. “Everyone writes me off and says certain things.“When I signed for Manchester City, it was: ‘I can’t believe they paid that much for a full-back.’ It gives me that motivation and I do like to go out and show people. Maybe it is my upbringing. Where I grew up, you had to survive.”

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