Pep Guardiola might not be able to call on one of his favorite defenders, Manuel Akanji, as Man City injury problem this campaign continues ahead of a visit to White Hart Lane on January 26.
The Cityzens have been without many important squad players this season. Both Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland who formed an incredible attacking partnership last campaign have been battling with match fitness.
De Bruyne played his first Premier League match against Newcastle United since August 6 when he injured his hamstring in the first League match of the season. Haaland on the other hand reportedly injured his toe and has been unavailable since the league match against Aston Villa early last month.
While it seems that Pep Guardiola will have a full squad ahead of the Emirate FA Cup clash with Tottenham, Man City injury problem continues with the unavailable of Manuel Akanji.
The Switzerland international was absent from all the training sessions in Abu Dhabi as he continues his recovery from the injury he sustained during the FA Cup third-round victory over Huddersfield Town earlier this month.
The information of The Times’ Paul Hirst, reported that Manuel Akanji was the only senior team player not to have taken part in any of the training sessions. John Stones who was not available for selection in a recent game trained with the rest of the squad.
Manchester City will return to action on Friday night. They will be hoping to secure a victory at White Hart Lane for the first time and make progress in their bid to replicate last season’s success.
“I’ll not tell the secret. The season is long. We are back, they [injured players] are coming back. All I can say is the league is going to be very interesting and we are aiming to win everything,” Josko Gvardiol said when asked about the possibility of City having another treble season, according to NatSportUAE