Kyle Walker has revealed his desire to deliver Manchester City’s first ever Club World Cup title.
Pep Guardiola’s side booked their ticket to Saudi Arabia when they secured Manchester City’s first ever Champions League title, downing Inter Milan in Istanbul to complete a historic treble in June.
Having already secured the club’s first UEFA Super Cup trophy earlier in the 2023/24 campaign, beating Europa League winners Sevilla in penalty-kicks, the Blues will tick the Club World Cup box next.
While it may not be the most prestigious trophy on offer to the reigning Premier League champions, club captain Kyle Walker was quick to point out his motivation to make their mark in Riyadh.
“I’ve been very fortunate,” Walker said in an interview with talkSPORT . “To come here and do what I’ve done at Manchester City has been incredible.
“But there’s one that we haven’t got and we’ve got to go to Saudi after Crystal Palace and win the Club World Cup.”
The Premier League outfit will kick off their campaign in the semifinal on the 19th of December, though their opponent is yet to be determined.
Meanwhile, back on the domestic front, City have work to do in the Premier League as they sit four points out of first place after 16 games. While they came from behind to dispatch newly promoted Luton Town last time out, the Blues previously went three games without a win.
But according to Kyle Walker, this season’s Premier League title race could feature more than just two teams, has been normal in most of the Pep Guardiola era.
“I think the Premier League this season is probably a lot more open than it has been in recent years.
“But I think if we do what we need to do, and do what we can do over recent years, we’ll be well…”
Next up for Manchester City is a visit from an injury-riddled Crystal Palace as they look to put more pressure on Aston Villa, Liverpool, and Arsenal ahead of them in the title race.
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