‘I’m probably near the end of my international career’: Kyle Walker offers grim assessment of his England future after red card in dramatic late win over Iceland
- Kyle Walker fears his England career may be over after Iceland red card
- Man City defender received his second yellow card for reckless tackle
- He hoped to win his 50th cap but admitted he was “close to the end of his career”
Kyle Walker fears his England career may be over after being sent off in the spectacular late win over Iceland.
The Manchester City defender started his first game for his country in more than a year, but was awarded a second yellow card following a reckless slide tackle.
The 30-year-old was hoping to clinch his 50th England selection against Denmark on Tuesday night but will now be suspended and, with competition from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, he knows his time. could be in place.
Kyle Walker fears his England career may be over after being sent off against Iceland
Manchester City defender saw his second yellow after reckless slipped tackle
“The sad thing about being a footballer is that it takes a while to come and I’m probably near the end of my international career,” said an emotional Walker after the game.
“Being kicked out for your country is never a good time, especially when you’re in my hat and you’ve been away from the squad for so long. I should know I’m on a yellow card and to do a reckless challenge like that it’s not acceptable.
“I’m still very energetic, still feel like I have a lot of legs and I hope I come back. I am desperate to play.
Walker admitted: “I’m probably near the end of my international career” after the game
Meanwhile, his City team-mate Phil Foden has said he is determined to make the England shirt his own after making his Reykjavik debut.
After the 20-year-old received manager Gareth Southgate’s departure, he said: “It’s amazing. It’s a dream come true. Making my debut is a big time for me and my family.
“I want to continue playing for my country, not just once. I hope I can keep the shirt on.