Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says he would love to “get one over” on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, with his Spurs allegiances still as strong as ever when it comes to their north London rivals.
Walker is looking to lift major silverware for the first time in his professional career and put right a miserable personal run of results at Wembley, but thinks victory would be all the sweeter against the club he considered a bitter nemesis for eight years while at White Hart Lane.
The England full-back told Sky Sports: “Spurs is a club which belongs to my heart and to get one over on their bitter rivals, and mine for a long time, would be a fantastic feeling. But it’s a game of football and anything can happen in 90 minutes.
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“They’ve made some excellent signings in January which we need to be careful of, and we need to just say: ‘Let the best team win’.”
Walker’s decision to leave Spurs, for what was then a world-record fee for a defender, did not sit well with some of the club’s fanbase and still doesn’t – but it is hard to deny what the 27-year-old admits was a “gamble” was the right decision, for the player at least.