Pep Guardiola has said he will review Erling Haaland’s situation during training on Friday afternoon before deciding whether he will play against Leicester.
Against Borussia Dortmund, the Norwegian was released at half-time due to a fever and a foot problem, according to the coach.
Haaland hasn’t missed a single Premier League game since joining City, but the boss says he doesn’t know if he’ll be fit to play or not.
“He feels better, but we are training this afternoon and will know in the next few hours if he can play,” said Guardiola.
“We’ll see how he feels. Then we’ll decide – I’ll know in two or three hours if he can play. »
Guardiola also revealed that there are no new injuries since the game this midweek. “After the match, everyone trained well. I have to wait for them to come back to really know how they feel. »
The coach also gave positive news about two absentees for a few weeks.
Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips have both undergone surgery – and both are hopeful of returning to form before the start of the World Cup. »
“They are not ready for Leicester,” confirmed Pep.
“They are better, especially Kalvin. »
“Apparently when he came to Dortmund he said he felt very good. He’s started training with the ball – still not with his teammates, but he’s feeling good, and we’re surprised. »
“If he can play, he will play (at the World Cup), but at the moment we don’t know. »
” [Walker et Phillips] are optimistic. They are in contact with Gareth [Southgate]. I hope they will be ready and can play. »
The coach also confirmed thatEderson will start the game this Saturday at King Power Stadium.