Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has provided an injury update on Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, and John Stones ahead of their Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur. The two teams will meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, December 3.
Kovacic and Nunes have missed City’s last two games due to unspecified injuries, while Stones has been out of action since being substituted at half-time against BSC Young Boys on November 7 with a muscle issue.
Guardiola stated in a press conference that Kovacic was back in training and hinted that he was in contention to play. He also mentioned that Stones was making good progress, while Nunes still needs a little more time to fully recover.
Among the trio, Stones has been the most affected by injury this season, missing the first nine matches with a hip injury and suffering another muscle problem early last month. Kovacic has played 14 times for his new club, starting 11 times, while Nunes has featured 12 times across competitions.
Manchester City will be without Kevin De Bruyne on Sunday, who is still recovering from a hamstring injury sustained on Matchday 1 of the league season.
Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City’s upcoming opponents, will be without several players due to injuries. James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, and Rodrigo Bentancur are ruled out for the match, with Pape Matar Sarr doubtful and Cristian Romero suspended.
These absences have impacted Tottenham’s form, as they enter this game after three straight defeats. In contrast, Manchester City enters the match on an eight-match unbeaten streak across competitions.
The match between the two teams is highly anticipated, and injuries could have a significant impact on the outcome.