Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola says he finally commented on the red card given to his right-back Kyle Walker. According to the manager, he said he hopes Walker learns from the card in the Champions League defeat by RB Leipzig that “hurts” his side.
Pep Guardiola Hopes Kyle Walker Learns From Red Card
Manchester City, which was already on top of Group A, suffered a 2-1 loss to the German side. But England defender Walker was sent off for a reckless challenge on Leipzig forward Andre Silva with eight minutes to go. The Englishman will now face a suspension. Pep Guardiola said: “Kyle Walker is an important player for us, and it is unnecessary to lose him like this.” He also said: “I hope he learns from this. The red card hurts us, especially for the round of 16.”
The “former Barc Leona and Bayern Munich manager concluded by saying: “It’s a red card. I’m not coming here to say what happened in the dressing room.” The German opened the scoring from Dominik Szoboszlai goal before Silva doubled their lead.
Algerian star Riyad Mahrez converted Oleksandr Zinchenko’s cross to make the scorers 2-1 with 14 minutes remaining. Manchester City picked up a couple of injuries with Pep Guardiola saying defender Nathan Ake has a problem with his back. At the same time, Phil Foden was taken off as a precaution because of an ankle issue.