Pep Guardiola could be without the services of one of his players for the crunch Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday evening. The player in question is Oleksandr Zinchencko who’s on national team duty with Ukraine.
Zinchencko is a midfielder by trade but he has been playing as a left-back for the Citizens for two years and counting. He is an important member of the Ukrainian national team squad under the stewardship of Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchencko. Oleksandr Zinchencko could miss the Spurs game this weekend after the entire Ukraine team went into isolation upon the news that three players tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
North London giants Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur have been rocked by the news that defender Matt Doherty will miss the upcoming Premier League meeting with Manchester City after he tested positive for Coronavirus. The new Spurs signing tested positive for the virus while he was away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
Matt Doherty tested positive for Coronavirus alongside teammate James McClean and both players have since gone into self-isolation until they post a negative result. Doherty won’t join up with the Spurs team until he has tested negative for the virus. Continue reading
The major talking points after the epic clash of Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League was the rare blunder from the spot kick from skipper Kevin de Bruyne. For the Reds’ Klopp said the sheer bravery of his side in the game impressed him as both sides shared the spoils.
The Belgium international has been consistent over the years, as an assist chief, goal scorer and playmaker. However, De Bruyne was not as sharp as City clashed with Liverpool in arguably the biggest game of the first half of the season.
Injury of the football players is a natural phenomenon but if the star players of a team get injured one after one, then it is not at all good news for the team.
Since football is a body contact game, you never know when your players are going to face injury and thus the teams keep backups for them in the reserve bench. But Aguero’s injury has put his team in deep trouble as they are having back to back matches in the Champions League. Continue reading
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has opened the door for Sergio Aguero to leave the club in a similar manner to Vincent Kompany and David Silva. Kompany and Silva showed their commitment to the Cityzens with a decade of service and they eventually parted ways on free transfers.
Aguero, who is the club’s all-time goalscorer, has been fancied to return to Argentina for the final phase of his career and Al Mubarak has revealed that the Cityzens won’t come in the way of the marksman, should he opt for a fresh challenge, he told: “Vincent Kompany left when he felt it was right for him to leave and the same thing with David.
Raheem Sterling after the match against Liverpool said that Manchester City is in the process of evolving from their past mistakes and with the win against the current champions, they have started the next season. Jurgen Klopp’s squad was given the guard of honour by City in respect of winning the title after 30 yearsin Etihad Stadium where the squad encountered the second loss of the tournament. City decapitated the champions with the scorecard standing 4–0 with Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden scoring in the game.
De Bruyne opened the score with a penalty and Sterling scored on 35th
minute as the first half ended with double scoring from City. On 45th
minute of first-half Foden added to the scorecard another one raising the goals to three.They had absolute power in the second half as they were pushing to score more goals. City was in good form and they created many chances to score goals throughout the match.
Leroy Sane will be completing his move to Bayern Munich as both the clubs have reached upon an agreement. The German club has agreed upon a deal that has the transfer fee for €60 million. The club will be initially paying €49 million and €11 million on add ons. Sane is currently on his last year at the contract and will be leaving to the club within 24 hours to complete his move with the German side and will not be playing for Premier League side in this season.
Sane will be signing a five-year contract with the club for €22 million a year and this is much more than what City has offered to the player. Theclub offered him an extension deal which was turned down by the player. They have the finances at doubts with the club has been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Benjamin Mendy is readyto fight for the new number of assists with Kevin De Bruyne. He will be fighting when he is back to his form and will perform his best in the team. He was transferred to Manchester City in 2017 and since then he has been struggling with his fitness.
But despite all this, he has shown potential in attacking football. He has assisted four goals with 23 appearances before the football activity was suspended due to coronavirus. He has missed the beginning of the tournament hence less appearance in the matches.
Kevin De Bruyne is looking forward to staying in Manchester City for a long time. As per the reports, he wants to extend his contract and the only thing that is stopping him is the two-year ban from Champions League. City will be attending The Court of Arbitration for Sport on June 8.They have appealed against the ban by UEFA for breaching the Financial Fair Play rules.
De Bruyne doesn’t want to stay away from one of the biggest football tournament in Europe and knows it will be very hard to miss such a competition. He wants reassurance from the club that the ban will be lifted off and then he will consider the future plans in the club. City has assured everyone on the team the ban will be sealed off after the appeal.
Fernandinho is missing football as all the Premier League has been suspended from mid-March in England. Manchester City’s midfielder is now currently staying with his family in Brazil and the absence of playing football is evident in his life. The Covid 19 pandemic has killed 206,000 people all over the world and when the league will restart is unclear given the situation.
The Brazilian footballer is missing all the moments that he had with the team. He says that it’s not just about football but all the relationships he had with the teammates and the staff of the club. He misses all the morning chats they will have when they arrive in the kitchen and he is very much aware that this a very difficult situation for everyone.