Kyle Walker has been speaking in a press conference ahead of Manchester City’s opening UEFA Champions League game this season, where Rodri and Ruben Dias got a mention.

The England international discussed a range of topics, including what happens if someone is late to a team meeting at Manchester City.

So, what did Kyle Walker say? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, the 33-year-old revealed that Manchester City do not fine players who turn up late.

Instead, the guilty party must pay for the squad to have a meal out.

Walker added that Rodri and the £62m Dias are usually the ones who collect the money.

The Manchester City No.2 is quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying: “Man City don’t do fines. If it’s arriving ten minutes late for a team meeting, it’s paying a meal. If there’s anyone to collect it, it’s Ruben and Rodri.”

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In our view, that is a great idea.

It puts a slight bit of fun around the offence of being late, and with players presumably very open to the idea of having a free meal, everyone will be keen to avoid being the one responsible.

Rodri and Ruben Dias aside, Manchester City are full of leaders

Clearly, Dias and Rodri are leaders at the Etihad Stadium, as they go around collecting money for tardiness.

However, Pep Guardiola can also count on the likes of John Stones, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Walker himself to set the standards at Manchester City.

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In truth, every player at the Etihad Stadium surely conducts themselves appropriately, or else last season’s treble win simply doesn’t happen.

There is a great vibe coming from Manchester City right now, and few negative stories ever tend to emerge from the camp, which is testament to how professional Guardiola’s men are – long may it continue.

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