Guardiola Places Faith in Jesus With Aguero Injured

By Daily Sports on April 3, 2019

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Manchester City will be without injured leading scorer Sergio Aguero as they try to regain the advantage in the Premier League title race against struggling Cardiff on Wednesday.

A thigh injury means the Premier League’s leading marksman – he has 19 goals to his name – will sit it out with Brazil star Gabriel Jesus taking his place.

Victory over a side they thrashed 5-0 in the away fixture earlier this season would see City leapfrog Liverpool to lead the title race by a point, with both having played the same number of games.

City manager Pep Guardiola admitted Aguero faces a race to be fit for the FA Cup semifinal with Brighton on Saturday and the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal away to Tottenham next Tuesday.

“Tomorrow (Wednesday) Sergio is not able to play,” said Guardiola. “He didn’t train the last two days.

“Hopefully he can on Saturday or next Tuesday. We will see his evolution in the next few days.”

Guardiola, whose side is bidding for a historic quadruple in winning the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League to add to their League Cup success already this term, has faith in Jesus being able to fill in for Aguero.

“Gabriel is ready,” said Guardiola. “He is having a good season and it is not always easy to play in this club as a striker in the same position as Sergio.

“He is fighting against one legend and an incredible top player in his best season since we have been at the club.

“When Gabriel played, he played well. Tomorrow he is going to help us and fight and score goals and create space for others.”

City might still have been top but for a late error by France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris gifting Liverpool all three points on Sunday in a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

“When you see that, you say ‘Ah shit’,” he said. (SuperSport)

•Photo shows Sergio Aguero 

Source Daily Sports

Posted April 3, 2019


 

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