The manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has recently made a statement surrounding the players who missed the friendliest in the United States.
Pep Guardiola Disappointed with Three MANC Players
According to the latest reports, Pep Guardiola has shared his concerns and disappointment due to the absentees from the pre-season tour.
As Manchester City is now touring the United States for the pre-season friendly matches, three players were absent from English football who didn’t go to the US. Guardiola even named the players who are Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones, and Phil Foden.
He talked about how the absence of these players has contributed to creating so many problems for the team. While making a statement, he stated that there are an incredible amount of problems these players have inflicted on their team during the pre-season.
Manchester City in Houston
At present, Manchester City is visiting Houston like other clubs from leagues other than the United States. The team is currently getting ready to compete with Club America in the United States.
Following the match with Club America, Manchester United has a fixture with Bayern Munich. The match between Manchester City and Bayern Munich is set to take place on Sunday.
It is unfortunate for Manchester City that three of its first squad players will not be able to participate in the match against the United States. Gundogan from Germany, who is also Germany’s international team player will not be part of the squad playing against the US.
Stones and Foden from England, who are also international team players for England, will not be part of the squad as well. These players will miss out on the requirements to be able to participate in the match against the US.
Requirements for Players to Participate in US Matches
For every player to participate in the football friendlies taking place in the United States, they must be vaccinated fully. This is the reason why players from other teams were not able to participate in the matches.
The players who failed to meet the requirements were Ruben Loftus-Cheek and N’Golo Kate from Chelsea.
Guardiola is concerned about Team’s Overall Performance
Guardiola revealed that all three players are currently training in Croatia for the U23s of Manchester City. Once the senior squad returns from the United States, the trio will join them.
However, he is concerned that the three players will have missed out on an opportunity to play along with the rest of the teammates. They will not be able to enjoy the season to its fullest. This is a huge upset not only for the trio but for the entire team.
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