Manchester City will not any risks with the fitness of dynamic winger Jeremy Doku. The Belgian international was substituted just after half-time of the Premier League champion’s 3-all draw with Tottenham. Pep Guardiola told the media yesterday that a decision on Doku’s availability for tonight’s game against Aston Villa would be made after training yesterday.
Belgian media outlet HLN reported that City won’t risk Doku if he isn’t fully fit. They add that the Belgian winger’s current injury isn’t serious. Furthermore, they also add that Manchester City believe prevention is better than the cure in the case of injuries. Additionally, HLN reports that the European champions put Doku through a thorough medical before completing the deal to sign him from Ligue One side Rennes.
Jeremy Doku suffered an injury-interrupted spell at Rennes. The dynamic winger suffered a spate of hamstring and muscle injuries during his time with the club. As per transfermarket.com, he missed a total of 50 games during his time at the club.
Given that Doku is an explosive player and his injury record it is no surprise that Manchester City are cautious with their approach to his fitness. He has become an important part of the treble winner’s squad so far this season. Doku was named Manchester City’s Player of the Month for November after his outstanding displays.
An update on Doku’s availability for tonight’s game against Aston Villa will come when the teams are announced. If the dazzling winger isn’t fully fit he won’t be risked by Pep Guardiola as per HLN’s report.