Manchester City will face a vital match this Wednesday in its fight to continue chasing the leader, Liverpool, in the Premier Leaguebut the team experiences difficult weeks due to what happened with Kyle Walker. The right back separated from Annie Kilnerafter she found out that she had secretly had a child with the model Lauryn Goodman. The sexual scandal provoked various opinions from the protagonists and now it was the coach’s turn. Citizens, Pep Guardiola.
The 53-year-old coach sat in the conference room to answer questions from journalists one day before the match against Burnley from 4:30 p.m. (Argentine time) as a local. One of the queries mentioned Walker’s continuity as captain after the news about his love life. This is an honor shared with Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Rubén Dias and Bernardo Silva, and was chosen by the squad. In line, Pep expressed: “Of course, it was a team decision, not mine”.
“I support him and his family, but I will not talk about personal matters”, he added about his personal situation. The dialogue with reporters was also highlighted by the confirmation that Erling Haaland He will return to the squad for the upcoming match after several weeks sidelined by an injury, but the topic referring to the ancestry of the full-back as one of the five chosen to wear the armband was the distinctive detail of a new chapter in the current situation of the man of 33 years.
This occurs a few hours after Kyle Walker broke the silence in an interview with The Sun: “I made idiotic decisions. I can’t think or imagine what Annie is going through. I tried to ask him, but there is pain and pain. The man who should love her, care for her and be there for her, did this. There have been days in this ordeal when he just wanted to curl me up into a ball and go to sleep.”
He has three children in common with Kilner (Riaan, Roman and Reign), who is pregnant with another childand two with Lauryn Goodman: “When I met Annie at 17, I never imagined my private life would be like this. I never thought I would be a father of six children (4 with Annie and 2 with Lauryn). In football I have achieved more than I ever thought I would achieve. But to personally hurt who I truly believe is my best friend, that’s what hurts a lot. How could I hurt someone I love so much? “That’s something I need to find in myself.”
“What I have done is horrible and I take full responsibility. of the decisions I have made that have harmed other people. “No one put a gun to my head and told me I had to do these things,” he declared. And he added: “The only one to blame is me. I have roles and responsibilities that I am aware of and I have made stupid decisions. But I need to admit my mistakes; I owe it to everyone. My actions have caused a lot of pain to a lot of people. “I am sorry because, as a family, this should not happen.”
The courtship of Kyle Walker with Annie Kilner He went through a series of turbulences since they met when he was taking his first steps in the world. Sheffield United. At the end of the last decade, they had a brief impasse, during which she began an affair with Lauryn Goodman. The woman became pregnant and gave birth to their first child together in 2019. Kairo. The representative of the England team once again trusted in love with Kilner, whom he married in December 2021 until her scandalous separation in the first month of 2024.
goodman offered different definitions about the relationship she had with Walker and her requests to whitewash the second daughter conceived by both: “Kyle was happy hiding the truth because he had two families and I was afraid of what would happen when Annie found out, but I kept telling her: ‘Our daughter cannot be a secret, she is a human‘. “She didn’t want them to break up or cause harm, but she had to come forward for everyone’s sake.”
The 32-year-old influencer told the truth to Kilner in the middle of a trip by the defender of Manchester City to Liverpool to face Everton: “The day after St. Stephen’s Day (December 26) I asked someone to text Annie because I knew he was out playing so I could talk to her and tell her the truth privately that Kyle was the father of my daughter.”. “He told me, ‘I had a feeling and I was telling my friends that she was her daughter.’ They told her she was crazy. I told them: ‘That’s not right.’ Kyle had denied many times that she was his daughter“, accurate.
From that confession, the relationship with Walker was precipitated in the first days of the year and his now ex-wife was in charge of announcing the news through a post on instagram: “I am posting this in response to recent and increasing media inquiries regarding my marriage to Kyle and in an effort to protect my family from the intensity of the media spotlight. Unfortunately, After many years of marriage and three wonderful children together, I have decided to take some time away from Kyle. I do not wish to make any further comments on this matter. For now, I ask that my privacy and that of our 3 young children be respected during this difficult time”.