Erling Haaland injury: Pep Guardiola issues update ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League tie
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 13, 2023 - 05:47AM
Erling Haaland is currently sidelined with a foot injury (SPP/Shutterstock)

says he is unsure whether will be available for ’s clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

City’s leading striker missed the 2-1 win over Luton Town on Sunday due to a foot injury.

Haaland was absent for City’s first-team training session on Tuesday morning ahead of their final Champions League group-stage game against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.

But Guardiola has confirmed that the Norway international is expected to return to training on Thursday.

Asked if Haaland has trained since the win against , Guardiola said: ‘No.

‘He’ll be back I think Thursday. We’ll see how he feels.’

Erling Haaland has scored 19 goals in 22 appearances for Man City this season (Getty)

Asked if Haaland could be fit to face on Saturday, Guardiola replied: ‘I don’t know right now.

‘Next press conference I could be more precise about his conditions.’

City have already qualified for the Champions League knockout phase and have the chance to finish top of Group G with six consecutive wins.

‘We’re going to rotate some players because we have three days, travel five or six hours, three days, a semi and potentially a final,’ said Guardiola.

‘I’m very pleased tomorrow to see many players who didn’t play lately to be involved in the team. Absolutely, I’m very pleased.

‘[We find motivation] in the same way. The manager and players have to perform.

‘Prepare the game like the first one in Manchester the same way.

‘This morning we prepared really well, we travel, we have meetings and hopefully we can have a good game.

‘It’s a question of trying to do the game, perform well and we prepare the game of course to win it.’


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