Pep Guardiola’s warning for Man City players as Kyle Walker availability discussed

Guardiola was asked about the alleged incident today.

Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City players that they must be wary of their public actions following the allegations made against Kyle Walker this week.

Footage released on social media and reported by the Sun earlier on Wednesday showed a man in a baseball cap apparently exposing himself in a bar in Wilmslow, with Cheshire Police subsequently confirming that they are looking into an alleged incident of indecent exposure. A spokesman said: “On Wednesday 8 March, Cheshire police was made aware of a video circulating on social media in relation to an indecent exposure which allegedly occurred in the Wilmslow area. Enquiries in relation to the incident are in the early stages and no arrests have been made at this time.”

Speaking on Friday ahead of City’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace, Guardiola was asked about the alleged incident. “It’s a private issue, we solve it internally and we speak with him,” he said. “This is not the place to talk about private situations.”

But Guardiola said his players must be wary of how they conduct themselves in public, with the manager saying footballers will find it difficult to have a private life in modern society.

“Yeah definitely, completely different to years ago,” he said. “They know it already, when you open the door at home, you have to know you will be filmed whatever you do, it’s part of society.”

Walker is still available for City this weekend for the trip to Selhurst Park and could start at right-back. Guardiola also confirmed Phil Foden is fit to play following a recent foot injury. “Yeah, apparently he is ok,” the City boss said.