Pep Guardiola confirms double Man City injury blow before Sevilla

The Sky Blues are set to be without a pair of key performers in their return to European action this week

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has, on Monday, confirmed a pair of fresh injury concerns amongst his first-team ranks.

The Premier League champions, of course, are set to return to action in a little over 24 hours’ time.

After getting the defence of their domestic title off to a solid if unspectacular start, Guardiola and co. will make the trip to Andalusia, hopeful of kicking their Champions League endeavours for the season into gear with a three-point haul against La Liga outfit Sevilla.

Such efforts, however, will come with two key members of City’s squad unable to provide their respective contributions.

The players in question? John Stones and Kyle Walker.

Speaking to the media on Monday evening, Pep Guardiola was asked for the latest personnel news across his squad.

And the Spanish tactician went on to reveal that both Walker and Stones are set to sit out on Tuesday, owing to injuries picked up over the course of the last 48 hours.

First, on the latter, the Citizens’ boss explained:

“He arrived this morning feeling not good, that’s why we are lucky the club gave me, gave us, [Manuel] Akanji...”

Right-back Walker’s issue, meanwhile, appears altogether more serious, with Guardiola having pointed towards a potentially extended spell on the sidelines for the England international in revealing:

“Kyle not much too but I don’t know if he’s ready for Saturday or [Borussia] Dortmund or Wolves after the international break.”

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Conor Laird

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