Guardiola Provides Latest Fitness Update on Ederson, Haaland, Stones, and Akanji
After enjoying a brief winter break in Abu Dhabi and a weekend rest subsequent to their 3-2 win against Newcastle on January 13, Manchester City are gearing up for their next challenge.
In the Newcastle clash at St James' Park, goalkeeper Ederson had to leave the field due to a severe cut sustained in a collision.
Additionally, Erling Haaland, Manuel Akanji, and John Stones were sidelined due to injuries.
Fortunately, Ederson has recuperated from his injury in time for the upcoming match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, scheduled for 20:00 (UK).
Meanwhile, Haaland and Stones are on the mend and showing signs of improvement.
He’s okay now, Guardiola said about Ederson, although Stefan Ortega Moreno has started our most recent FA Cup clashes.
Haaland has not featured since the defeat to Aston Villa at the beginning of December after suffering a foot injury.
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He’s on the verge of coming back, Guardiola added.
Tomorrow, still he is not ready but he is close.
Some training sessions he has trained in the last two days.
It’s not perfect so we wait a little bit more.
Stones has also been out since being forced off in the win at Everton after Christmas while Akanji was injured in the third round FA Cup win over Huddersfield.
Akanji is out and John has come back, the boss said.
He will be [in contention for] team selection but he is back with us.
City have already been boosted by the return of Kevin De Bruyne following his two substitute appearances against Huddersfield Town and at Newcastle
As he gets up to full speed following surgery on a hamstring injury in August.
Jack Grealish was also on the bench against Newcastle despite suffering from illness.
Meanwhile, Guardiola doesn't expect any more new arrivals in the January transfer window.
The 18 year old midfielder Claudio Echeverri has joined from River Plate and will remain in Argentina until next January.
Congratulations to be part of our club, Pep said.
On potential signings before the transfer window, he added: I don’t think so.