Pep Guardiola has hinted that Man City stars Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne could potentially miss the Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend (Goal).
The Man City manager said in a press conference that the duo will be ‘out for a while’, with both injuries coming during their respective Euro campaigns.
Foden’s injury came days before the final and he was seen leaving England duty on crutches. De Bruyne is still dealing with an injury sustained at the tournament. He played against Italy, in the quarter-final, with a torn ligament.
Both players missed out on the Community Shield on Saturday evening where Man City lost to Leicester City through a last-gasp penalty, scored by their former striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
Tottenham face Man City on 15 August in the opening weekend of the Premier League season. It is a very hard start for new manager Nuno Espirito Santo but he will take positives in the fact that two key City players are potential doubts for the game.
Pep said this about the duo and their current injuries: “Phil will be out for a while, a tough injury, we have to be careful with it.
“Kevin still is out. I think he will come back a bit sooner than Phil apparently. But both are still out for a while.”
Although this is obviously good news, City’s depth is seriously incredible. It’s so crazy that the pair missing out only slightly reduces City’s chances of winning the game. It will be a very hard start for Nuno but also might be handy to get fixtures like this out the way early.
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