Jamie Carragher’s tweet about Kyle Walker after Croatia’s goal was harsh but fair

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It's safe to say that the last 12 months have been the craziest of Kyle Walker's career.

The 28-year-old had just enjoyed a solid season at Tottenham Hotspur when Manchester City came along and made him the most expensive full-back ever.

Then, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, Walker and City embarked on a historic season that saw them romp to the Premier League title in incredible style.

You'd think that being the most expensive full-back ever in a side that has been dominant all season would make him a dead cert to play the role for England at the World Cup.

Instead, Gareth Southgate has used him centrally in a back three - a position that he's played very well, to be fair.

Being thrown into a World Cup in a position you're not experienced in must be as daunting as it gets in football - and that's only going to have increased as England progressed.

And during Walker's performance in the semi-final against Croatia, former England defender Jamie Carragher had some things to say.

Carra had originally praised Walker for how his pace benefitted the English backline, as you can see below:

But then, a little over five minutes later, Croatia equalised - and Carragher puts the blame on Walker.

As a cross came in, Walker waited for the ball to drop so he could head it away, only for Ivan Perisic to sneak in and get a foot on it, pushing it into the net.

Carragher took the opportunity to add to his previous tweet:

Harsh but fair from Carra; Walker certainly should have done better - he waited for the ball but could have stepped onto it.

He made another error in the opener vs Tunisia, giving away a penalty with a loose arm, as Carra referenced.

Walker is playing out of position, so he'll make mistakes, but he'll definitely look back on these two as avoidable.

Jamie Carragher
Gareth Southgate
Croatia Football
Pep Guardiola
England Football
World Cup
Kyle Walker
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City

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