Kyle Walker has revealed he waited three years to have it out with Dominic Calvert-Lewin over his first and only red card for Manchester City.
Walker was sent off in City’s 1-1 draw at home to Everton in August 2017, after picking up a second yellow card following a clash with Calvert-Lewin.
The pair came together under a high ball, Calvert-Lewin fell to the ground and referee Robert Madley showed Walker a second yellow – for a perceived elbow – and a subsequent red.
City defender Walker revealed the incident was still playing on his mind and he decided to confront Calvert-Lewin about it when the pair were called up for England on the last international break.
Asked if he remembered his first red card for City, which came in his first home game following his £50million move from Tottenham, Walker said: “Yes I do, my first home game, against Everton.
“I thought it was very harsh. I had a word with Calvert-Lewin on this England trip, to be fair.
“It was still playing in my mind, but the decision was made and we got the draw, which was probably a good result in the end.”
Walker, 31, also revealed his nickname when was growing up was ‘Des’, after former Sheffield Wednesday and England defender Des Walker.
“We used to play Mario Carts at Sheffield United,” Walker told City’s official website. “Obviously everyone knew how much I love and care for Sheffield United.
“But Matthew Kilgallon decided to call me ‘Des’ after Des Walker, because he was like ‘you’ll never be Des Walker, but you’ll never be Kyle Walker’.”