The players of Manchester City will host Red Star tomorrow in the first round of the Champions League, and before the first match of the defending champions, Pep Guardiola expressed concern about injury problems.
In the previous round of the English Premier League, Manchester City players defeated West Ham after a 3:1 reversal, and due to injury problems, Kevin de Brujne and Stones are still out of the competition, while the performances of Mateo Kovacic and Jack are questionable.
“Less players on the bench is a problem. When you have many injuries, the problem is not only today, but tomorrow or in three-four-five games. I’m sorry, there will be matches where we will have to play with players from the ‘other team’ because we can’t risk injuries to the main players. Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones are still injured, I still don’t know what’s going on with Kovacic and Jack Grealish,” said Guardiola.
For the last two, the manager of “Citizens” pointed out that at this moment they are not ready for the match with Crvena Zvezda.
“I don’t know how long they will be out of the team… I don’t think they will be ready for Red Star, we will see, step by step,” said Guardiola.
The match between Manchester City and Red Star is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m.