Pep Guardiola is not going to let go of his midfielder Kalvin Phillips. Income from the World Cup with England overweight according to his trainerthe latter had declared that the summer recruit “was not in good condition to train”. On Saturday, the Iberian technician gave news of his player: “His physical condition has improved over the past few days. It will be a good lesson for him in the future. A footballer must be in perfect condition all year round, that’s what the top level demands. To play all three days, you have to be in good shape. »
Landed at the Citizens from Leeds this summer, Kalvin Phillips has only played five matches in all competitions this season and has never started a game. “He will play in the League Cup, that’s for sure. I have a feeling it worked for. From Sunday? It’s also possible, we’ll see.explained Guardiola.
The Citizens will face Chelsea on Sunday afternoon for the 3rd round of the FA Cup (5.30 p.m.). On January 11, Pep Guardiola’s men will challenge Southampton in the League Cup quarter-finals (9 p.m.).