With regards to the injuries to John Stones, Mateo Kovacic, and Jack Grealish, Pep Guardiola has updated Man City’s comeback dates.
The comeback timelines for three of his injured first-team players have been updated by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
The midweek matches in the UEFA Champions League and Carabao Cup now complement the weekend Premier League fixture responsibilities for the City manager and his team, who are beginning their first hectic stretch of the new campaign.
At the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City’s Champions League group stage opening against Crvena zvezda raised even another question when Bernardo Silva was substituted at the conclusion of the first half due to an unidentified fitness issue.
After the match, Pep Guardiola made a hint that the Portugal international would not be available for “the next games.” No other information was given, and it is anticipated that Bernardo Silva will be evaluated by the club’s medical team on Thursday.
The manager of Manchester City did, however, disclose updated timelines for the recovery of his other injured first-team players during his post-match debrief, raising additional questions specifically about John Stones.
Kevin De Bruyne was out for a considerable amount of time, while John Stones continued to not play. He will be out for a little while longer. Guardiola said, “Maybe (Mateo) Kova(cic) is returning, Jack (Grealish), maybe in one week, ten days he will be there.” “It is what it is, but we are in trouble.”
After winning their first five games, Manchester City will play Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Later that day, they will travel to the northeast to play Newcastle United, a team from the Champions League, in the Carabao Cup.
The quick adjustment of the club’s summer acquisitions to the Manchester City system will be a big help to their ambitions of competing while mainstays remain on the treatment table, which is good news for Pep Guardiola and his coaching staff.
Tuesday night, in a 3-1 victory over Crvena zvezda, Matheus Nunes made an impressive start for Manchester City, dominating the centre of the field. Meanwhile, Jeremy Doku has stunned Guardiola and other staff members with his excellent performances out wide.
Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol have also shown themselves to be dependable choices when needed, and as the season goes on, their capacity to hold their individual spots will probably become even more important.