Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy thanked Kyle Walker for stepping up and going in goal in Wednesday night’s Champions League draw with Atalanta.
Walker is best known for being an attack-minded right-back or occasional centre-back, and it was pretty surreal to see him between the sticks and with gloves on in tonight’s game in Italy.
"Thank you Kyle!" ?
"I wind up the keepers in training telling them to catch it. I found out tonight you sometimes need two touches!" ?
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Speaking after the game, the England international said he was pleased to have made a save, and Mendy was clearly appreciative of the defender stepping in after Claudio Bravo had been sent off.
The Chilean shot-stopper was a sub himself, replacing Ederson earlier in the game, leaving City with no other option but to gamble with an outfield player in goal.