Kyle Walker has said that the addition of Mateo Kovacic could help Manchester City retain their Champions League trophy this season.

Speaking ahead of his side’s upcoming contest against Red Star Belgrade (via Manchester Evening News), the Englishman was quizzed about the prospect of City repeating their triumph.

Kyle Walker believes that Mateo Kovacic is the ideal candidate to be asked such questions, having won the Champions League four times in his career.

Kyle Walker says Mateo Kovacic could help Manchester City repeat Champions League glory

Branded as an ‘exceptional player’ by Pep Guardiola, the 29-year-old has joined City with plenty of experience and pedigree under his belt.

The Croatian international won Europe’s elite competition as recently as in 2021 with Chelsea, whilst he also has continually performed at the World Cup and the Euros for his national team.

Now, Kyle Walker has said that Mateo Kovacic could be a key cog in this Manchester City side to steer them towards winning the Champions League once again.

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“The pressure to win multiples [Champions League titles], you’re speaking to the wrong person. We’ve brought Kova in who’s won four, his experience in going again he can bring that to the table. It’s exciting, we’ve done it in the Premier League, we have to go and do that.”

“You need a bit of luck, it’s a competition of 13 games, things have to swing your way. Eddy [Ederson] doesn’t make the save and it could be a different outcome”, he concluded.

Mateo Kovacic has been there and done that

Kyle Walker is spot on as the former Real Madrid midfielder is no stranger to the bright lights of Champions League football.

While a majority of the Sky Blues’ squad have now tasted European glory, with big-names like Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte having left the club, his experience in the competition will prove invaluable.

Once Manchester City enter the late stages of the prestigious competition, they will be depending on experienced heads like Mateo Kovacic to help them get over the line.

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