Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City, left Erling Haaland’s presence in the air in tomorrow’s Premier League match against Brentford at the Etihad Stadium. The Catalan coach will not decide on the Norwegian striker’s line-up based on his physical condition until the last moment.
Haaland, author of 23 goals this season in all competitions, has not started since he withdrew at half-time in the Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on October 25 due to ankle discomfort. ankle.
After missing two games, Haaland reappeared on Saturday in the second half against Fulham and scored the winning goal (2-1) by converting a penalty as a discount. Despite the fact that he will not play in the World Cup, ineligible in Norway, on Wednesday Guardiola left him on the bench in Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat in the 1/16 final of the League Cup.
“He’s a little better. After today’s training, we’ll see,” Guardiola said at the press conference before City’s last game before the break caused by the World Cup celebrations in Qatar.
Minutes for Phillips and Walker, not yet
For his part, Kalvin Phillips will get more minutes tomorrow after reappearing in the second half against Chelsea since he underwent surgery in September for a shoulder injury. The English midfielder has recovered in time and selector Grateh Southgate on Thursday included him in the ‘pross’ list for the World Cup.
Phillips and Walker were among five City players named in Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad on Thursday. Full-back Kyle Walker is also on the list, although Guardiola has revealed he is not yet available following the groin operation he underwent at the start of October.
Source: La Verdad
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