Walker Eyes Missing Silverware

1 year ago

The first trophy of the English domestic season will be handed out this weekend, when Manchester City and Arsenal meet in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

For Kyle Walker it could be his first senior trophy, following his £50million move to City from Tottenham at the start of the campaign.

The England international remains on course to be a part of a treble-winning squad this term, with City still top of the Premier League and on the brink of making the quarter finals of the Champions League.

Speaking about Sunday’s final, Walker said: “For me, I want to win stuff. I hate losing. To be with Tottenham for the number of years I was and not pick up anything was disappointing.

“We were very close for two seasons, with Leicester and Chelsea, but we just fell short and I don’t want that to happen here at City.”

The 27-year-old was at fault for Wigan’s winning goal on Monday, as Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a shock defeat at the hands of the League One outfit.

Walker has a quick chance to put things right, as City look to thwart Arsene Wenger’s hopes of collecting the only domestic trophy he has failed to win as Arsenal manager.

The full back has lost in two previous finals at Wembley – the 2009 Championship Play-Off final with Sheffield United and the 2015 League Cup showpiece with Spurs.

But Walker is determined to make it third time lucky, admitting: “It’d be emotional if we win.I’ll probably have a minute to myself before I go and find my family and tell them I’ve finally done it.

“After 27 years of working hard to try to lift this kind of thing, hopefully I can do it then.”