While reviewing Kyle walker’s performance against Chelsea, BT Sport’s pundit Rio Ferdinand called the Manchester City defender “a liability at the top level.”
Rio Ferdinand, who’s on a panel of pundits alongside Nedum Onuoah and Joe Cole, made the comments off-air but were just leaked. One Twitter user was watching a stream that could hear the discussion before returning live from commercials.
“Look at Kyle Walker, sleeping,” Ferdinand said as he watched a replay of Chelsea’s first goal against City over the weekend, as quoted by the Independent.
“Look at Kyle Walker. That’s why England – if he plays – he’ll always be a liability at the top level.”
“I’m with you,” Cole replied. “I’m not saying that though because his mate comes to the gym!
“Everyone talks about this Man City team being perfect, they’re not perfect. They will gift you that. They will give you that quick attack because Kyle Walker is playing as a winger.”
Ferdinand then said: “You always know that you will get an opportunity against them, but you have to be clinical like they were today. If you’ve got the b*******.”
Cole finished the discussion by saying, “And that’s why the good teams can hurt them because they’ve got players like [Eden] Hazard who can find that pass, but they get away with it against other teams.”
Chelsea managed to beat Man City 2-0 with a goal from Kante and another by David Luiz.