Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given an update on the injury of Erling Haaland following their 1-0 win over Leicester City.

It was Kevin De Bruyne who was the hero for the reigning Premier League champions in Haaland’s absence, as he curled in a stunning second half free-kick to take all three points.

But the forward missed out here due to a foot injury sustained during the mid-week Champions League goalless draw with former club Borussia Dortmund where he was replaced at half-time.

Now Guardiola has given an update on the Norwegian who looks set to miss the midweek game in the Champions League against Sevilla.

Whilst he did confirm that he wouldn’t be risked for the game against Sevilla, he claimed there was a possibility of playing next week against Fulham.

“He has ligament damage. He feels better, we have one more week,”

“He won’t play against Sevilla because we’ve already qualified and hopefully against Fulham he can help us.

“If not he might play against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup [on November 9].”

The City boss told BBC Sport.

Given that Haaland won’t be at the World Cup, he will have plenty of time to recover and re-charge his batteries before the return of club football in late December.

Haaland, 22, has enjoyed a sensational start to life in England, netting 17 goals in just 11 games in the league.

That included three back-to-back hattricks in three consecutive home games for the Citizens against Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forrest.

He’s already only six goals away from last year’s winning total from Mohamed Salah and Heung-Min Son before November and he’s well on his way to breaking the record for the most goals in a PL season.

If he can use his break during the World Cup to fully recover, he could go onto both team and personal glory in what could be an unprecedented debut season.

Source: BBC Sport

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *