March 14, 2022 – 4:25 pm
The Manchester City manager has spoken about the situation of the Portugal international who suffered a hamstring injury
Pep Guardiola has revealed that Rúben Dias ‘will be out for a long time’ following the hamstring injury. Ahead of Monday’s meeting with Crystal Palace, for the 29th round of the Premier League, the Citizens coach said he still needed Laporte at the best level to face the defeat caused by the Portuguese international. “He’s had more minutes this season. Having a southpaw on the left side is very important, but I hope he’s open to the idea that he can do better. There are actions he can do better, we talked about it a lot. He is the perfect age to progress, because he has everything, he is like Riyadh [Mahrez], has personality for the big stages. He’s fast, strong in the air and he can help us build the game,” Guardiola said.
“He deserves the minutes he has. Nathan [Aké] is also back, but Reuben [Dias] will be gone for a long time. There are still weeks left. We need Aymeric fresh and in the best possible conditions”, admitted the Spanish coach.
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