Man City defender Kyle Walker confirms that he’ll be fit for the Champions League final against Inter Milan on Saturday.
Speaking to UK broadcaster Sky Sports, via FCInterNews, the 33-year-old English international stated that he wouldn’t miss the final “for the world.”
City defender Walker had to come off late as a substitute in his team’s FA Cup final win over city rivals Manchester United.
It was not immediately clear whether this was because of a serious injury or just a precaution.
It now looks as though the issue was nothing more than a bit of fatigue. The Englishman’s fitness for the final doesn’t appear to be in too much doubt.
Walker is a key player for the Cityzens. The former Tottenham Hotspur player’s recovery pace is important to City’s backline, whilst he can often be proficient at getting forward and joining the attack.
Man City Star Kyle Walker: Wouldn’t Miss Inter Milan Showdown “For The World”
This weekend’s final is a massive occasion.
The Champions League final is widely regarded as the single most important match in European club football.
Accordingly, it’s no surprise that players from both teams are very keen to be able to get on the pitch.
For Inter, there are a couple of injury doubts. Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan should be fit to be in the squad. However, the former Arsenal and Roma man is just coming back from a thigh injury .
There are one or doubts about his match-fitness.
Meanwhile, forward Joaquin Correa is recovering from a calf injury.
It’s a race against time for the former Lazio man to be ready for Saturday’s final. However, he will certainly do everything he can to get back in time for it.
Man City defender Walker is in the same boat.
“I’m fine, I’m just getting old,” he joked of his fitness.
“I’m completely fine, it’s just an extra day of recovery. I won’t be missing the Champions League final for the world.”