The coach changed the Norwegian for Phil Foden at half-time due to discomfort
The ‘citizen’ team overcame (6-1) the team led by Iraola
Manchester City overwhelmed Bournemouth 6-1 without a goal from Erling Haaland. The Norwegian was substituted at half-time due to physical discomfort. Pep Guardiola wanted to reassure the ‘blue’ parish after the game and assured that there was no major injury.
The protagonist of the game was Doku, who participated in five of the team’s six goals – 1 goal and 4 assists – and took the team on his back due to the physical discomfort of its star.
The Manchester City coach explained the Norwegian’s change in post-match statements: “He has a sprained ankle, we didn’t want to take risks with him, he didn’t feel comfortable”.
Guardiola was optimistic about the Norwegian’s recovery and assured that “he will return perhaps Tuesday or next Sunday”.
Manchester City will face Young Boys on November 7 in the Champions League and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the 12th.