Kyle Walker is loving life at Manchester City, saying it is great to be back playing football with a “smile” on his face again.
The defender joined Pep Guardiola's side in a £45 million move from Tottenham this summer and helped the club to a season-opening 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.
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Walker's time at Spurs ended in difficult circumstances after he was dropped for the final few games of the season, with Kieran Trippier taking his place at right-back.
And speaking after the Brighton match, the England international made it clear that he's happy in his new surroundings, taking what could be seen as a subtle dig at his former club along the way.
"I am enjoying working with the club, the lads have been so welcoming and I am enjoying my football," he told Sky Sports.
"It’s better to play football with a smile on your face."
Walker's move to City raised eyebrows, but Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed that he believed Spurs had already seen the best the defender had to offer.
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While Walker is no longer a worry for the London club, they have had to deal with dissent from another full-back, with Danny Rose recently slamming the club's wage structure and their lack of summer signings.
Tottenham open their Premier League campaign with an away match against Newcastle United on Sunday.