Manchester City defender Kyle Walker could miss Champions League clash with Sevilla
The reigning Premier League champions were held to a surprise 1-1 draw at struggling Aston Villa on Saturday night after failing to capitalize on Erling Haaland’s 10th goal in six games.
Leon Bailey smashed a superb leveler and shortly after Walker was gone with an injury which Guardiola is awaiting information on.
“He had to be substituted because he had problems in the first half,” said the City boss. “He kept going but in the end he couldn’t go on.
“We’ll see (how he is). I haven’t spoken with the doctors.”
Nathan Ake came on for Walker 10 minutes an hour at Villa Park as the Dutch defender made his first appearance after three weeks out with a groin complaint.
Fellow centre-back Aymeric Laporte is unlikely to return from a knee problem before October, which led City to make a £15m deadline day move for Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji.
The 27-year-old was absent from the squad on Saturday night but will hope to be involved in Tuesday’s Champions League group opener away to Sevilla.
“Normally I’m a positive person in general,” Guardiola said of City’s start to the season ahead of the Group G opener.
“In general you analyze every game, the performance. We have lost four points so far and now we have the Champions League.
“Every away game is tough in the Premier League – Newcastle today – I know how tough it is and the opponents are really good.
“The titles we have won in the past have been difficult and this one will be no exception.
“People are talking, but I know it’s just the beginning. A lot of things are going to happen this season.”