Kyle Walker says Tottenham still belong to his heart ahead of Manchester City’s EFL Cup final meeting with Arsenal on Sunday.
The 27-year-old made over 200 appearances for Spurs between 2009 and 2017 before leaving for Manchester last summer.
Walker’s career has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of seasons – he is England first-choice right-back and is regarded by many as the best in the Premier League in his position.
That said, he left Tottenham under a bit of a cloud, something many supporters still haven’t forgiven him for.
More than one disagreement with Mauricio Pochettino led to him being dropped for Kieran Trippier in numerous big games towards the end of last season.
Still, Walker speaks fondly of Spurs whenever his old club comes up in interviews since becoming a Manchester City player.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the defender emphasised his lingering allegiances to his former employers.
“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,” he said.
“But it’s a game of football and anything can happen in 90 minutes.”
Ironically, Walker’s mistake that led to Wigan’s goal in the FA Cup on Monday has increased Tottenham’s chances of winning a trophy this term.
But City are favourites to beat Arsenal on Sunday and take home one of three potential pieces of silverware this season.