'We're in trouble' - Man City boss Pep Guardiola wary of growing injury list as he confirms Bernardo Silva is out for 'weeks'



Posted Thursday, September 21, 2023 by Goal.com

'We're in trouble' - Man City boss Pep Guardiola wary of growing injury list as he confirms Bernardo Silva is out for 'weeks'

Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City are "in trouble" with a growing injury list after Bernardo Silva became the latest player to be ruled out.

WHAT HAPPENED?

The Portugal international was substituted just before half-time in City's 3-1 win against Red Star in the Champions League on Tuesday and Guardiola said he is expected to be out for "the next few weeks".

THE BIGGER PICTURE

The issue sees the midfielder added to an injury list that already consists of Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Mateo Kovacic and John Stones on the sidelines, much to Guardiola's concern with some big matches coming up in the next three weeks.

WHAT THEY SAID

"We are in trouble but I am not going to say: 'Oh, we have a lot of injuries'. It is what it is," Guardiola told reporters. "With the players we have, we will go for it. As long as we have that mentality, that is good We have five really important players injured and to sustain that for a long time would be difficult."

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Guardiola's team will be without Silva when they take on Nottingham Forest on Sunday, which will be followed by matches against Newcastle, Wolves, RB Leipzig and Arsenal.



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