Pep Guardiola, Manchester City's main coach, said he could not count on many players in the Champions League League platform against Lyon.
"Bernardo Silva will soon be back online, and Gabriel Jesus had difficulties during the training, he is not ready to go on the pitch. Ilkai also has a little damage," said Guardiola.
"Of course, I would like to have the whole team for me, but now the situation is as follows: We will work with players who are ready for the fight and we will try to perform well . Absentees continue to regain their game form. "
"Yfory we will have a great opportunity to get the playoffs. We lost one game, but it was rescued from this result by responding to it very well. However, we need to take the final step – to win another game. "
Phil Foden, as well as the Ukrainian Alexander Zinchenko, came to Lyon with the "citizens", which talks about the confidence of the coets and fellow members of the team.
When a journalist asked if the young referee was ready to play in an important game in the Champions League, Guardiola replied: "Of course. We impressed him with a game in the pre-season games and training sessions."
"Phil is gaining experience and getting stronger: he's ready to play in the main team. Foden is different in each game, so we have it."
The fifth round matches of the Champions League group platform between Lyon and Manchester City will take place on Tuesday, November 27th. The meeting starts at 22:00 time Kyiv.