Pep Guardiola spoke to the media on Friday ahead of Manchester City’s next outing.
City will take on West Ham this coming Sunday at the London Stadium in a Premier League clash.
Ahead of the game, Guardiola discussed a number of topics in his pre-match presser, including injury news. Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker have already been ruled out for the remainder of 2021/22, leaving City very light at the back.
Aymeric Laporte then picked up an issue against Wolves in midweek and, when speaking about the stopper on Friday, Guardiola could neither confirm nor deny whether he will be fit in time to face West Ham:
“They are in treatment, two days. We will see tomorrow, which players can play on Sunday. Until the day of the game we will not be able to decide,” the Spaniard said.
“I said many times we have to handle these absences. If it was many months a big problem but one or two games… We saw against Wolves, we get through.”
West Ham vs Manchester City
Manchester City head into Sunday’s game on a great run of form, fresh off a 5-1 hammering of Wolves on Wednesday evening.
This result means that City boast both the best attacking and defensive records in the Premier League right now, giving them a +7 goal difference over title rivals, Liverpool.
And as Liverpool are not in league action until Tuesday next week, the Sky Blues can put even more distance between themselves and the Reds by beating West Ham.
David Moyes’ Hammers are still aiming to secure a Europa League spot, so will likely be at full strength this weekend. However, Guardiola and co. will take some comfort in the fact that their upcoming opponents have not beaten City in 90 minutes since 2015.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.