Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has provided an update on the injury status of Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne as the pair weren’t named in the Manchester City squad for tonight’s game. The pair will both miss tonight’s match against Everton at Goodison Park. Haaland is out with a foot injury and De Bruyne is working his way back from a hamstring injury.
Speaking before City’s crucial Premier League match against Everton Pep Guardiola had an update on the injured duo. Speaking pre-game in quotes shared by Athletic reporter Sam Lee he said about Erling Haaland. City’s number 9 has missed his side’s last 5 games due to a foot issue. It appears the injury could be more serious than first thought: “Haaland feels better but he hasn’t made one training session with us. Hopefully, in January he can come back with us.”
The City manager also had an update on Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder is on the comeback trail from hamstring surgery. He has been out since the opening day of the season and has since returned to training. Guardiola told the media: “De Bruyne last week he trained with us, today he had a little bit of fatigue because he’s training hard.”
Guardiola also spoke of the importance of the pair to his side. He said the pair are match winners adding: “Kevin is so important for us, like Erling. I would say these two types of players don’t help you to play good, but these two guys help you to win games.”
There wasn’t an update provided on the injury status of dynamic winger Jeremy Doku. Doku has been out since Manchester City’s 3-all draw with Tottenham.