Pep Guardiola has said that both Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte might be out of the side for weeks.
Both the players incurred injuries in the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea and had to leave the field.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the both Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte might be out of the team for weeks after they picked up injuries during the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea. While Laporte was subbed off at half time, Fernandinho also limped off the pitch in the second half. This puts the reigning Premier League champions under a lot of pressure with the business end of the season coming up.
Speaking to the media after the match, Guardiola said, “Laporte felt something in the last action of the first half, and Fernandinho felt something muscular. So I think it will be weeks out.”
He added, “Two and a half important players will be out for a while. But it’s normal. A lot of games. We demand a lot of these players. Look at [Manchester] United today. It’s not exclusive with Manchester City.
The gaffer concluded, “We demand a lot of the players, the pitches aren’t good, the weather, the ball is even not good. So people fall down. I’m still impressed how they can still play games without any injuries but, in the end, it happens. There are fewer games in other countries. We play Schalke with important players not playing, but I trust our squad. We will find a solution.”