Pep reveals 3 players close to being fit to return to help the team

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Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, gave an update on his players’ injuries, saying that three players are close to fitness but it is still too early for the UEFA game. Champions League: This Tuesday,

the City team will make their debut in UEFA competition. The first Champions League group stage match will be on Tuesday at home against Red Star Belgrade.

This comes after a summer in which City sold Riyad Mahrez, Cole Palmer and Aymeric Laporte, skipper Ilkay Gundogan joined Barcelona at the end of his contract and Joao Cancelo, plus youngsters Tommy Doyle and James McAtee, left on loan.

Given the riches he has lavished on his squad, few will have sympathy for Guardiola.

However, coming in a period where City have three more Premier League games, including a trip to Arsenal on 8 October, a Carabao Cup tie at Newcastle and another Champions League outing, at RB Leipzig, before the next international break, Guardiola says “we are in trouble”.

in the Press Conference. Pep updates the team’s readiness. Reporting good news that 3 important stars like Jack Grealish, John Stones and Mateo Kovacic are close to being fit again. But it’s still too early for Tuesday’s game. And hopes to be able to return in time to meet Nottingham Forest this coming weekend.

“They are getting better. But not tomorrow Hopefully it will be against Nottingham or the next game,” Pep said.

“We proved that We can fight without them. But I hope they can come back quickly. Because we want competition. We want Jack to compete for a position with Jeremy (Doku) to get the feeling of having to play well in the team.”