Manager Guardiola also gave the Belgian international the nod ahead of Jack Grealish in the wide left-wing slot against Ange Postecoglou’s side on Sunday, with a view to more direct attacks on the Spurs defence.
The first half brought just that, but without a goal or an assist, with Jeremy Doku coming closest by striking the post and crossbar in a bending effort after cutting inside.
His second-half appearance would last only seven minutes, with Jack Grealish replacing the 21-year-old, who looked to convey to Pep Guardiola that he was experiencing leg discomfort, raising concerns among Manchester City fans about the severity of the ailment.
Reports in Belgium have now provided some small specifics about Jeremy Doku and Manchester City’s future plans in resolving the situation, with a game against Aston Villa on Wednesday night in mind.
According to a story from Belgian publication HLN, as translated and shared by Sport Witness, while Pep Guardiola did not remark on the worry after the match on Sunday, there were “voices around the club” discussing of testing on Doku in the “coming hours and days.”
The piece does, however, remind readers of Jeremy Doku’s previous history in the medical department, referring to injury difficulties during his time at Stade Rennes, while emphasising that keeping him fit has been a key component of City’s success thus far.
Pep Guardiola may provide an update on Doku when he meets with the media on Tuesday afternoon, as Manchester City finish their preparations for the visit of Unai Emery’s fourth-placed team to Villa Park.