England needs a miracle if they are to win the World Cup, says Kyle Walker.
The Manchester City defender has won the first trophies of his career this season, collecting the EFL Cup and Premier League crowns after joining from Tottenham.
Walker thrived in an unfamiliar role on the right side of a back three in England’s March friendlies against Italy and Netherlands, while Gareth Southgate’s side has also held Germany and Brazil to draws after qualifying unbeaten for the World Cup.
Yet although the 27-year-old does not doubt the talent in the England ranks ahead of Russia 2018, Walker is setting low expectations for the Three Lions.
“I hope we can go as far as we can go, but we need to be realistic,” Walker told talkSPORT.
“To win the World Cup is going to be a miracle, but we have got the players to do it. A lot of us play in probably the best league in the world.