‘We have to take care of ourselves’: Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to dig deep and not use fitness and injury concerns as an excuse as they move to Leeds in the Premier League
- Manchester City want to make a comeback after losing 5-2 to Leicester
- Guardiola wants players to look to themselves for solutions and not to use excuses
- City have won and lost two of their opening two Premier League games
- Carabao face City Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after a midweek Burnley victory
According to Pep Guardiola, Manchester City cannot use injury and fitness issues as an excuse for Leeds United on Saturday.
Guardiola are still brilliant for Leicester City’s 5-2 home goal last weekend and will not be able to afford another slip-up on Elland Road.
Muscle fatigue at the start of their season leads to injury, and players in the ‘Red Zone’ are considered unfit to compete.
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“I know for a number of reasons we are still a little far from our best,” Guardiola said. Our defeat against Leicester was not due to a lack of physical condition or the fact that we did not have many players.
“We have to look after ourselves, not where we want to be for a variety of reasons, but we take no action when we start complaining. The big clubs that are trying to achieve good things are moving forward with their circumstances. ‘
Ilke Gundogan, who returned to City Football Academy on Friday after a self-inflicted injury, has not trained with the team, while the team may have heavy legs following their selection for Wednesday’s 3-0 Carabao Cup victory in Burnley.
Phil Foden has been given a night’s leave in Turf Moore, and Guardiola has revealed that Gareth has not spoken to Southgate about the midfielder’s England omission, as opposed to Ole Gunnar Soulsjour and Mason Greenwood.
Guardiola says City can’t use injury and fitness issues as an excuse against Leeds
“I think Google has shown incredible maturity since it happened,” he added.
The wolves were not easy. He led the team in the second game against Bournemouth. As for Leicester, he was a little tired. But I think his approach is right in every training session and competition.
‘He always deals with good and bad things and puts aside good and bad moments and thinks about the next thing.
Google has worked incredibly hard. His performance is high. When Gareth thinks it’s time to come back, he’s coming back. He’s still playing as much as he can get ready. ‘
Meanwhile, Barcelona and City are still discussing the future of Eric Garcia, and the defender hopes to secure a move to the Camp Nou before the window closes.