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“Don’t try that again” – What Kyle Walker said to Vinicius Jr during embrace

"Don't try that again" - What Kyle Walker said to Vinicius Jr during embrace

Man City and Real Madrid will clash once again on Wednesday night for a place in the Champions League final after the European giants drew 1-1 at the Bernabeu last week.

A matchup that was tipped as being a key one pre-match was how Walker would deal with Vinicius and the pair had a fierce battle throughout.

The Real Madrid star scored a stunner in the match and got the better of the England international on a few occasions but the pair showed respect to each other after the game with an embrace. The moment was picked up on camera and it has now been revealed what was said during their interaction.

Walker and Vini during last week’s clash

What was said during Walker and Vinicius’ interaction last week

Speaking at a press conference today, Walker told journalists what was said between the pair after the first leg.

“I went to hug him because he tried to rainbow flick me,” said Walker via the Mirror. “So it was kind of like ‘please don’t try that again, I don’t want to be a meme’.

“But boxers fight, have a good battle and then they shake hands after, and that’s the level of respect I have for him. It’s the same with any other player – when it’s a good game, you go and give them that level of respect because they deserve it.

“You show your respect, but there’s no respect after the first whistle. I’ll give him the respect he deserves after the final whistle, but before then it’s dog-eat-dog.”

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