Manchester City has a queue to defend the Big Ear championship in the first game by opening the Etihad Stadium to welcome the visit of the team from Serbia in Group G by Manchester Evening New. Local media revealed that the Blues had a total of 19 players practicing on Monday.
Among them, four missed practice, including Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who is already injured. And will definitely not be able to play games on Tuesday.
For another third, Spanish manager Pep Guardiola stated that Mateo Kovacic and Jack Grealish were injured, causing both to miss the latest Premier League game on Saturday at the Premier League champions. The league defeated West Ham 3-1 while John Stones was still injured.
For this reason, the Manchester City players who practiced before the duel with Red Star Belgrade were the same team that defeated the Hammers, while Kyle Walker, who had to have a bandage on his left knee behind. The game with West Ham can be practiced.
List of 19 Manchester City players who practiced on Monday, September 18.
Goalkeeper : Ederson, Stefan Ortega, Scott Carson
Defender : Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Yosco Guardiol, Kyle Walker, Rico Lewis, Sergio Gomez
Midfielder : Rodri, Calvin Phillips, Mateus Nunes, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Jeremy Dogu
Striker : Oscar Bobb, Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland