Kyle Walker spoke to the club regarding his behavior in a bar. Guardiola emphasized that he should know players are always under observation
Guardiola has warned Manchester City players that they cannot assume privacy after a video of Kyle Walker’s actions in a bar garnered negative attention. The footage showed Walker at a venue where he allegedly exposed himself, according to The Sun.
The incident occurred on Sunday and the police are investigating. Guardiola declined to discuss the matter, citing its private nature.
Walker incident is being investigated by the police
“We solved it internally, speaking with him,” Guardiola said in his Friday pre-match press conference. “Of course, this is not the place to talk about private situations.”
Asked whether players have to be extra cautious when in public, given the chances of being on camera, Guardiola said: “Yes, definitely, it’s completely different than years ago, definitely.”
He suggested the players had already received plenty of advice about how to act.
“They know it already,” Guardiola said. “When you open the door at home you have to know you will be filmed, whatever you do. It’s part of the society.”
Manchester City will face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, aiming to narrow the gap between them and leaders Arsenal to just two points.
Palace have struggled against City in their last seven Premier League home games and have not won a game this season, with a current nine-game winless streak.
While it seems City are the favorite, they have dropped more points in away games this season (15) than they did in the entire previous season (11).
Guardiola predicted the fixture would be a major test of his team.
“Every game away in the Premier League is difficult. Crystal Palace in previous seasons, especially at home [in Manchester], we’ve struggled a lot to get results.” he concluded.