Pep Guardiola provides an update on Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte for City’s trip to Bournemouth.
Due to illness, Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte were unable to go to RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
Kevin De Bruyne is expected to play in Manchester City’s Premier League match against Bournemouth on Saturday, but Aymeric Laporte is doubtful to play.
Due to illness, both players missed the week’s Champions League trip to RB Leipzig, and Pep Guardiola couldn’t confirm their availability for Bournemouth earlier in the week. Guardiola provided an update on his City team, including vital duo De Bruyne and Laporte, ahead of another long trip.
Guardiola also provided an update on John Stones, who is still out due to a hamstring issue.
“We have training this afternoon,” he said on Friday. “I think Kevin is back for training, Aymer I don’t think so. John maybe partial. We will know in the next few hours.”
“We will see, maybe Kevin but the other two I don’t think so.”
Guardiola instructed his team to be wary of their strengths in response to Bournemouth’s threats.
“I saw many good things I like against Bournemouth, good results, with a draw against Newcastle. Defeat at Brighton but last minute. They are so intense.
“If they have done it away, imagine at home, their high pressing. Really good. Defend compact, try to play in different shapes. Link really well with [Dominic] Solanke. [Philip] Billing, huge quality. I have a feeling until the end for all clubs every game will be so tough.”