Guardiola provides updates on Walker & Otamendi ahead of Atalanta clash

Man City to take on Atalanta

Manchester City will go head-to-head with Atalanta on Tuesday in the Champions League.

City will no doubt be looking to make it three wins out of three in CL games this season, after Pep Guardiola’s men beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 and Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0.

Those dominant displays put the Premier League champions top of their CL group heading into the Atalanta tie.

With 2nd and 3rd placed Zagreb and Shakhtar facing off with each other this week, City have a great chance to extend their lead atop Group C.

The 2019/20 campaign is Atalanta’s first time competing in the Champions League, and so far, it has shown in their displays.

The Serie A outfit are yet to pick up a single point in Europe’s top club competition, scoring just once and conceding six in their opening two ties.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 16: Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City speaks to the media during the press conference at Manchester City Football Academy on August 16, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Updates on Walker & Otamendi

Pep Guardiola would hold his pre-match press conference for the Atalanta game on Monday afternoon.

During the press conference, the Spaniard gave updates on two Man City players.

Both Nicolas Otamendi and Kyle Walker missed Manchester City’s victory over Crystal Palace this past Saturday.

But, according to Pep, Walker is getting better, as he and Otamendi both trained on Sunday.

Guardiola also spoke about Benjamin Mendy.

Mendy has had a rather torrid time with injuries since making the switch to Manchester, but the Frenchman would manage 90 minutes vs Palace on Saturday.

Now, ahead of Atalanta, Guardiola stated that Mendy’s physical condition is not a big problem, as it’s his biggest quality.

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