Kyle Walker will continue to lead Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has revealed. The England star talked about his private life, which is coming under further scrutiny, in an exclusive interview with the Sun earlier this week. The manager of Manchester City also declined to get involved in the conversation around Kyle Walker’s personal life.
Inquiries about Kyle Walker’s future as the team’s captain were directed towards the Manchester City boss during his pre-match press conference. According to Pep Guardiola, he has no say in who captains the team; that decision is made by the players. He declared to the reporters, “He will definitely stay as captain because that’s a team decision, not mine.”
In addition, Guardiola declined to discuss Walker’s personal life. When asked about the interview that City’s captain had with the Sun, the City manager responded with a strong statement. “I’m not going to talk about that, not at all. I don’t talk a word about personal issues,” Guardiola declared. I’m here for him and his kin. I avoid discussing personal matters.
As skipper Guardiola’s reaction today, the Manchester City players seem OK with Walker continuing, thus the debate over Walker’s suitability for the position should be closed. Manchester City and Guardiola are still focused on issues on the pitch, despite the media’s ongoing debate of the City captain’s personal life.
The winners are getting ready for their match against Burnley on tomorrow night. They will play a pivotal game in the Premier League title contest against Vincent Kompany’s team at the Etihad.