Man City’s Pep Guardiola Will Have To Make A Big Decision Regarding Kyle Walker

Manchester City’s Kyle Walker has been full of contradictions lately and it may cost him his career, as he knows it.

He released a message asking supporters to stay at home and protect The NHS:

The English fullback also stated his admiration for his manager, Pep Guardiola, after the coach donated a large chunk of money to a Coronavirus relief fund:

“I dropped him a text message last night saying hope you are OK, and I hope the family is well and fair play for donating the amount of money that you have donated.”

VIA Manchester Evening News

Pep had indeed donated €1m to that fund as the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged its way through his homeland in Spain. It was then announced that Pep had lost his mother to the deadly virus (Source – CNN).

Unfortunately for Kyle Walker he decided to not follow his own advice and stick to the lockdown guidelines.

Instead newspapers including The Metro were reporting that the England international played host to ‘a sex party’ at his flat, which involved; Walker, a friend and two sex workers.

The defender has since publicly apologised for his actions and he is facing a fine of two weeks wages by employers Man City (Via Daily Mail).

But could he face further, more significant, ramifications for his lousy actions?

Various media reports suggest England boss Gareth Southgate is set to end Walker’s international career. The England manager will believe his players need to set standards and Kyle fell well below those standards at a time when the nation was suffering.

If Gareth Southgate does decide to drop Kyle Walker for good, then he’ll be happy knowing he can count on the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kieran Trippier to come in and replace him.

As well as potentially losing his England spot, the right-back could be at risk of being frozen out at his club too.

We all know that Pep is an honourable man and he’s not a manager that likes to see his players hit the front pages due to a salacious scandal. You then factor in just how personal the coronavirus has become to the Guardiola and his family, I can’t see him being overly enamoured with Walker’s behaviour during this crisis.

Then there’s the fact that Kyle isn’t a young kid, at twenty-nine years of age he should have known better and acted like a professional during this lockdown.

You then need to factor in that the fullback has become a bit of a liability this season. His consistency levels have dropped as has his intensity levels. Pep will certainly not view Walker as being irreplaceable.

Kyle Walker’s career won’t be over due to his monumental error. Players have survived worse scandals but they are usually affected in some way, whether it be abuse from fans or being dropped by club and/or country.

His Manchester City tenure might well be over, that will depend very much on Pep Guardiola’s ability to forgive. Whatever happens Kyle Walker should be deeply ashamed of himself as he let his club, country and colleagues down!

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