Kyle Walker left Tottenham back in summer to join Manchester City and this decision was a really controversial one but his former coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has no hard feelings towards him.
The former Southampton coach was forced to sell Kyle Walker as he wanted to leave to join Guardiola’s team but when asked for a comment, the coach didn’t want to criticize the full-back for this decision.
The Argentinian coach spoke about Walker as he said, according to Football London:
“Of course I respect his opinion. Of course, I wish him all the best. Like a manager or a person of football, I understand every single opinion.”
Walker himself made some comments that forced the coach to react:
“Spurs gave me a chance to play Premier League football and I’ll be forever indebted to them. But it was something I needed to do for myself, the manager told me of his plans for the season and I wanted to be a part of it.”
“Working under Pep Guardiola, a chance like that doesn’t come along too often. That’s no disrespect to Mauricio Pochettino, but the people that Pep has worked with grow as players.”
“Tottenham were in a fantastic position when I left, and people might ask why I left then and it was kind of a gamble, but it has paid off now. I gambled when I left QPR to go to Aston Villa half-way through the season when we were winning every Championship game, and that paid off.”