Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he hopes Kyle Walker learns from a red card in the Champions League defeat by RB Leipzig that “hurts” his side.
City were already assured top spot in Group A before a 2-1 loss in Germany.
But England defender Walker was sent off for hacking out at Leipzig forward Andre Silva with eight minutes to go and will now face a suspension.
“Kyle Walker is an important player for us and it is unnecessary to lose him like this,” said Guardiola afterwards.
“I hope he learns from this. The red card hurts us, especially for the round of 16.
“It’s a red card, definitely. I’m not coming here to say what happened in the dressing room.”