‘Wearing the armband is something I’ve been very honoured to do’

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Manchester City defender, Kyle Walker has admitted that it’s an honour and privilege to have been elected as City’s captain.

During Monday’s pre-match conference ahead of Tuesday’s opening Champions League group game against Red Star Belgrade, the defender confirmed that he has been voted as one of the club’s five-strong senior leadership group of players.

Walker who recently signed a two-year contract extension last week, has already worn the City armband as he captained the squad to the UEFA Super Cup victory against Sevilla.

As City steps out to defend the Champions League title, Walker has said that the team is eager to witness more glory.

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“Yes, the captain’s vote has come and the five have been chosen and we will lead the team for the season and make sure everyone is in check and the fines are paid up,” Walker quipped.

“The order doesn’t matter. It will be myself, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ruben (Dias) and Bernardo (Silva).

“(Wearing the armband) is something I’ve been very honoured to do and it’s a privilege to lead this special group out. I will continue to do that.

“Hopefully, I will lead by example on and off the field to make sure we collect the trophies at the end of the season.”

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