Tottenham Hotspur fans react on Twitter to Kyle Walker barb

Kyle Walker #2 of Manchester City jumps over goaltender Hugo Lloris #1 of Tottenham during the first half of the 2017 International Champions Cup Presented by Heineken at Nissan Stadium on...

Manchester City's Kyle Walker upset Tottenham Hotspur fans on Saturday.

Kyle Walker already frustrated Tottenham Hotspur fans on Saturday by posting a Man-of-the-Match winning performance on his Manchester City debut.

The 28-year-old defender looked impressive on his City bow following a £54 million switch, with Pep Guardiola's side beating Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 yesterday.

Kyle Walker speaks as Mauricio Pochettino manager of Spurs looks on during a Tottenham Hotspur press conference, ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group C match, against Beskitas JK at...

But the England international, who spent eight years at Spurs, claimed afterwards that it felt great to be playing with a smile on his face again.

Tottenham fans and a couple of media outlets have interpreted the comments as a dig at former manager Mauricio Pochettino, who preferred right-back Kieran Trippier over him toward the end of last season.

And fans of the North London club have made their feelings for Walker perfectly clear.

It is easy to see why it could be interpreted as something of a barb but, by the same token, it's also easy to see it being a throwaway comment during an interview and not a deliberate dig at his former manager.

Paul Pogba #6 of Manchester United holds off Kyle Walker #2 of Manchester City at NRG Stadium on July 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

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