Kyle Walker’s presence at Seoul World Cup Stadium was huge.
Manchester City lost the second leg of their Coupang Play Series against Atletico Madrid 1-2 at 8:40 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Seoul World Cup Stadium.
Despite the loss, Walker, who started at right fullback in the back four, put on one of the best fullback performances in the world. When City switched to a three-man defense, Walker moved forward as a right wingback. He was constantly threatening Atletico’s space as he moved between the defense and midfield lines.
His defensive stability was also world-class. Tactically, it was Reno who needed to be stopped. Reno showed good pace throughout the game, but was dwarfed by Walker. It was one of the best wing-back performances in the world.
Walker’s best chance of the game came in the seventh minute. A City free kick was played backwards. Walker went straight for it with a non-stop shot. The ball left Walker’s feet and flew toward the goal at a tremendous speed. It hit the post but didn’t result in a goal. Walker smirked and shrugged off the disappointment.
Walker was a huge presence throughout the match. After Walker’s shot hit the post, Atletico counterattacked. Samuel Lino ran at breakneck speed, but Walker, who was at the back post, was even faster. It’s hard to believe he was born in 1990. Walker’s time in South Korea came to an end when he was substituted in the ninth minute of the second half.
After Walker’s departure, City’s defensive stability was extremely shaky and they conceded the next two goals. It’s a testament to Walker’s importance to the City defense.
Meanwhile, Walker will now return to England to think about his future. Walker has been the subject of interest from Bayern Munich, 메이저놀이터 the club of Kim Min-jae. Munich coach Thomas Tuchel himself wants him. However, Pep Guardiola himself has stated that he will do everything in his power to keep Walker.