Pep Guardiola does not think Ruben Dias will recover in time for helping Manchester City. In their crucial clash with Liverpool next weekend.
The Portugal international has not featured since suffering a hamstring injury in the FA Cup win over Peterborough. last month
The Catalan boss expects Dias will be out for another two weeks. Allowing him to miss out on this weekend’s clash with Burnley. Following up with games against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool the following week,
John Stones has returned undisputed from England service and is expected to pair up with Aymeric Laporte in Defensive line
: “I don’t know how long he’s been out, the doctors said four or six weeks, Ruben has been four weeks of treatment, he’s injured on March 1, now it’s been four weeks. Guardiola in an interview
Manchester City could be dropped from the top of the table when they play against Burnley because Liverpool had a kick-off ahead of them.
They can’t make big mistakes if they want to win their fourth Premier League title in five years, but Guardiola believes there will always be a twist.
“We might make mistakes and win trophies, nobody knows. No matter what happens in this game and the next game, we still don’t know who will be crowned champion. We’ll find out.”
“Burnley have always been a tough opponent because of their style of play, with great respect for Sean Dyche for being consistent over the years. He believed in what they did and it worked.”