Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has revealed that not featuring for long in Tottenham’s final games at White Hart Lane has been the “biggest disappointment” in recent years in a heart-breaking admission.
The 27-year-old left the north London side for the Premier League champions-elect in a £50million deal last summer, and his final weeks with the Lilywhites was a build up to something of an acrimonious ending between both parties.
In the last two home games, against fierce rivals Arsenal and Manchester United, Walker appeared for a total of just nine minutes, as the club left White Hart Lane for an interim season at Wembley, with their new stadium being constructed ahead of next season.
Now, Walker has revealed his upset at not being given more of a goodbye to his former home ground, and wishes the club were still there so he could have one final farewell.
He told Manchester City’s official Twitter account: “That was home for me for seven or eight years.
“To not be involved in the last two games there, which was against Manchester United and the north London derby, was probably the biggest disappointment that I’ve felt for a long time.
“I would have loved to have gone back to White Heart Lane.”
Walker has gone on to make a total of 45 appearances for City across all competitions since joining, and will visit Wembley on Saturday night to take on his former side. .
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Fans can be sure that Walker would have wanted his exit from the club to be filled with mutual respect and admiration but as many players will have learned, the supporters are much more passionate about their side than the wishes of an individual. Still, considering the growth that Walker went through at Spurs, there will be many who cannot help but feel a touch of sympathy for their former favourite, especially after this honest admission. Returning to north London will no doubt be an emotional occasion for the speed machine, but it would have been much more touching had it been a return to White Hart Lane over Wembley.
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