- Sergio Aguero may not play any role in Man City's FA Cup semi against Brighton
- The Argentine forward travelled with City squad but may not be risked in Brighton tie ahead of UCL against Tottenham on Tuesday
- Aguero is recovering from a muscular problem and was not listed in City’s 2-0 win over Cardiff midweek
Man City star Sergio Aguero may likely not play any role against Brighton in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final clash at Wembley despite travelling with the squad to London.
According to Mirror, City boss Pep Guardiola, who is eyeing a Quadruple with the Citizens, is cautious not to risk the Argentine ahead of Tuesday’s massive tie against Tottenham.
Aguero was not listed in Man City’s 2-0 win over Cardiff midweek after suffering a muscular problem.
However, Guardiola insists he cannot play Aguero until he is 100 per cent fit, with Man City heading to Tottenham for the first leg of a Champions League quarter-final clash on Tuesday, April 9, at their new stadium.
The Spaniard is keen on the club’s leading scorer this season with 27 goals, to spearhead lead his attack against the north London dwellers, but will not risk another injury to the Argentina forward at this crucial stage of the season.
“Sergio is going to play when he’s really, really fit,” Guardiola hinted on Friday.
“The doctors are going to tell me tomorrow if he’s at risk of being injured and after that whether it could be three or four weeks out.
“If that is the case, I’m sure he’s not going to play.
“It’s a semi-final. It’s an important game and we’ll play with the best side possible.”
Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus is expected to continue in Aguero’s absence against 15th-placed Brighton side, who are battling to stay clear of relegation from the Premier League.
The trio of Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and David Silva, are likely to be named on the starting XI after missing action midweek.
Man City are scheduled to remain in London and prepare for Champions League cracker with Spurs after Brighton’s game instead of double travel.
Guardiola also found time to speak on job pressure leading City's quest to win all four trophies this campaign.
“Absolutely not. I feel the pressure in November or December when you're, saying 'Wow, it’s five or six months left', out of one competition, or not in the next round of the Champions League.
“Now, it's a joy. An incredible moment. Not relaxed, but if we don’t enjoy these moments...
“We’re trying to get to an FA Cup Final and then keep running," Guardiola summed up.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Raheem Sterling has given 550 students the opportunity to watch Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final clash with Brighton at the Wembley Stadium.
The England international grew up near Wembley and has made a kind gesture to allow hundreds of students from Ark Elvin Academy watch him do battle against Brighton.
Sterling reportedly stunned staffs at the Etihad Stadium when he made the request to buy large amount of tickets.
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