Guardiola Provides Positive Update On Kyle Walker Ahead Of World Cup. Pep Guardiola believes Kyle Walker has a good chance of participating in the World Cup. Walker has not played for Manchester City since their 6-3 victory against Manchester United earlier this month.
Shortly after, the defender underwent surgery, throwing severe doubt on his World Cup ambitions. Walker’s absence, combined with Chelsea’s Reece James’ injury, could raise severe worries for England’s backline ahead of the Qatar tournament.
Guardiola, on the other hand, affirms that the Three Lions would very certainly have the vital defender back in their team before the games.
Speaking in a press conference before his side’s upcoming match against Brighton, the Spaniard said: “I haven’t spoken to the doctors about Kyle.
“Hopefully it can happen, if he’s selected, that he can go to the World Cup.
“John has trained for the last two days with us, tomorrow, he’s on the list. Kalvin is incredible, he’s much better as well. They are recovering very well.”
Pep Guardiola gives an update on the injury news in the Man City squad pic.twitter.com/1yYHAJ16Ay
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Last weekend, City lost their first loss of the season against Liverpool. After falling four points behind Arsenal at the top of the standings, the Premier League champions will look to reclaim first place by defeating the in-form Seagulls at home.