Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Feyenoord v Man City: Citizens to seal victory in high-scoring contest

Feyenoord v Man City: Citizens to seal victory in high-scoring contest

Discarding the result of the last round, we can safely say that Guardiola failed to bring the players in the optimal condition.

Toure was left out of City's squad for the trip to Rotterdam and, although he refused to be draw on specifics, Guardiola told a pre-match news conference the experienced midfielder "knows the reason why".

Managed by Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who knows all about the type of football Guardiola is trying to implement from his time as a Barcelona player, the Moroccan global did however admit they would have to be very careful due to the ability at the Spaniard's disposal.

In another group stage matchup of the day in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, Feyenoord takes on Manchester City at 2:45 PM EST in De Kuip.

Asked if the incident could make the goalkeeper hesitant in future, Guardiola said: "I could understand that feeling if he felt that, but in today's training session there were two or three long balls and he was there".

"Yaya was so important last season".

One player who could make an unexpected return to action is Ederson.

Ederson is with the squad despite having eight stitches in a facial wound after being caught in the face by Sadio Mane's boot at the weekend.

Ederson would later play down fears that he had suffered any serious injury in the unfortunate collision, but he has been wearing protective headgear in training.

City defender John Stones praised the keeper's bravery, saying: "Ederson has got on with it straight away".

Be that as it may, Kompany is probably not going to go to the Netherlands subsequent to misery the damage to his calf on universal obligation with Belgium. "He is coming back soon", Guardiola added. "Of course it can happen but we will see", he said.

Like this: