Manchester City without Kyle Walker or John Stones at Sevilla in the Champions League

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Manchester City without Kyle Walker or John Stones at Sevilla in the Champions League

I’m lucky the club signed Manuel Akanji (the Swiss international central defender (27 years old, 41 caps), arrived at the end of the Borussia Dortmund transfer window for €17.5 million). Because otherwise, I would have been really very bored “Said Pep Guardiola on Monday before Manchester City moved to Seville on Tuesday (9 p.m.) at the start of his 2022-2023 Champions League campaign.

The Spanish coach of the Citizens is indeed deprived of his two English international defenders, who were injured on Saturday at Aston Villa, Saturday (1-1): John Stones (28 years old, 58 caps, 3 goals) and Kyle Walker (32 years old). , 68 selections). ” They’re not too badly affected, but I don’t know if they’ll be ready for Saturday.i (against Tottenham, in the Premier League), or in front of Dortmund (Wednesday September 14 in C1), or in Wolverhampton (the 17th), before the international break “, specified the technician.

“If we rely only on Erling (Haaland), we will not win…”

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

In addition, the City coach mentioned, trying to put it into perspective, the importance already taken by the Norwegian phenomenon Erling Haaland (21 selections, 20 goals), author of stratospheric debut in the Premier League with already 10 goals in 6 matches and who, at 22, has already scored 23 goals in 19 C1 games (with Salzburg then Dortmund).

If we rely only on Erling, we will not win the Champions League. We convinced him to come herei (by paying the €60m clause he had at BVB), because we lacked scorers. We try to give him as many chances to score as possible and he tries to fit in as well as possible with our way of playing. I understand that everyone is talking about him, but if we don’t play well, we won’t win matches…”

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