Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has warned Premier League rivals that they will be back stronger after losing the Champions League final against Chelsea. Pep Guardiola’s side missed out on a treble of titles this season after losing 1-0 to Chelsea in Porto.
Kai Havertz scored the only goal as the Blues sealed a second Champions League title.
The 21-year-old collected Mason Mount’s pass and tried to round Ederson. The Man City goalkeeper got a touch on the ball but it rolled perfectly into the path of Havertz, who finished into an empty net.
City uncharacteristically struggled to find a way back into the game.
They managed just one shot on target. Guardiola introduced Sergio Aguero for his final game in a City shirt, but the striker did not score the fairytale goal that would have taken the game to extra-time.
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“We will be back stronger. Thanks for all your support.”
The right-back played 41 times in all competitions this season, often competing with a place with the impressive Joao Cancelo.
A rare Premier League goal against former club Sheffield United helped his side rekindle their form in October following a tough start to the campaign.
City won 15 consecutive league matches between December and March on their way to the title.
Walker also scored in a 3-1 win over Swansea City in the FA Cup, though Guardiola’s side were beaten by Chelsea in the semi-final.
Leicester City later defeated the Blues to win their first-ever FA Cup.
Walker also looks set to feature for England at Euro 2020 this summer.
The 31-year-old was named in Gareth Southgate’s 33-man provisional squad for the tournament, and has played a key role for the Three Lions this season.
He recently won his 50th cap in a 2-1 win over Belgium in October.